Overdose Crisis Blog Posts
Check out our blog posts below on related to the overdose crisis. This page is updated regularly.
Help End the Overdose Crisis: 7 Ways to Reduce Stigma: The overdose crisis is killing members of our community every day. In this blog post, learn 7 ways you can eliminate stigma and help bring an end to this public health emergency.
Interventions for People Who Use Drugs are more than just COVID-19 Prevention: In this guest blog post, brought to you by the harm reduction team at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn what overdose response interventions have been put in place, including the vital role peers (people with lived/living experience) play in keeping people alive.
Activate Health to Eliminate Stigma: We can all play a role in eliminating stigma to prevent overdoses and save lives. Experts, advocates, and people with lived experience are battling for a safe supply of drugs and decriminalization; we can join them through actions we can take, every day, starting now.
The Overdose Crisis & COVID-19: Support Peers Through Two Emergencies: Two public health emergencies are colliding like nothing we’ve seen before. We must act now. Support peers on the front line through Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement.
Compassion, Inclusion and Engagement: The Role of Peers in the Overdose Crisis: Overdose deaths continue to rise in BC and First Nations people are disproportionally impacted. In this blog post, learn how you can support Compassion, Inclusion, & Engagement (CIE), a partnership program between the BC Centre for Disease Control, the First Nations Health Authority, and the BCCDC Foundation.