Harm Reduction Supports
Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service
Available to anyone needing help with any kind of substance use issues. Free, multilingual telephone assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 604-660-9382 or 1-800-663-1441 (Toll-free)
Alcoholics Anonymous has online meetings and resources. The group for people in B.C. and Yukon is 164 and Beyond. There are many meeting time options on the website.
Information for those who are worried about COVID-19 and use substances.
Information about COVID-19 and resources specifically for homeless and under housed people, including where to go for testing and referral to self-isolation spaces.
The Lifeguard app, when activated just before the user takes a dose, can connect people to emergency responders if an overdose does occur. It has been developed by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health and can be downloaded at both the App Store and Google Play.
Arabic harm reduction information and support is available from Menahra.
Information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to an overdose. Lists overdose prevention services and includes a guide to conversations about prevention.
Information on preventing and recognizing an overdose, getting support for yourself, and helping others. Information in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese is here: