Tag: Anti-Stigma

Shedding Light on Stigma

Over the past few months, we teamed up with LifeLabs and Toward the Heart to develop a campaign that sheds light on the impact that stigma has on people who use substances, and to really drive home one message: words matter. People who use substances face stigma on a daily basis, and that stigma has …

Reflections on PHABC’s “Simplifying Complexity”

On November 14-15, we attended the Public Health Association of BC Conference, “Simplifying Complexity”, to connect with our like-minded public health peers who are doing amazing work and listened to fascinating presentations. An always-inspiring two days, talks showcased work ranging from substance use and the overdose crisis, to food security and safety, to wicked problems …

Words Matter – Videos

We created short videos to help change the conversation about stigma.

Anti-Stigma Education and Recovery Day 2019

On September 7, we loaded up our fearless leader’s cute little ’98 Honda Civic, and with some much-needed help from Google Maps, hit the road to New Westminster for Recovery Day BC. Recovery Day is part music festival, part information fair, and part community engagement event for people to learn about recovery from addiction and …

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FAQs: the Overdose Crisis, Stigma, and What You Can Do

Just starting to learn about substance use, the overdose crisis, and stigma? Not sure where to start? Check out some handy FAQs

Words Matter

Eliminating stigma starts with us and the words we use.

Accidental Needle Injuries

Accidental needle injuries in public are rare.

What to do if you Find a Needle

Picking up and properly disposing of a found needle is easy, and there are simple ways to keep yourself safe.

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

Always call 911 if you suspect an overdose. Under the GSDOA you’re afforded some protection from charges.