Harm Reduction & Substance Use 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

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.

BC Centre for Disease Control

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.

Burnaby Housing & Outreach Hub

Burnaby Housing & Outreach Hub, based out of Progressive Housing Society, provides outreach services, referrals, practical assistance, advocacy, and life-skills coaching.

Foundry BC

Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC.

Health Initiative for Men

Health Initiative for Men created an infographic and shared tips on how to stay safe if using substances.

Lifeguard App

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. 

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/lifeguard-app/id1359022089

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dev.lifeguard


Arabic harm reduction information and support is available from Menahra.

Overdose Prevention and Response (Fraser Health)

Information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to an overdose. Lists overdose prevention services and includes a guide to conversations about prevention.

Purpose Society – Mobile Health Van

The Mobile Health Van travels throughout various communities seven days a week and serves people who use drugs, sex workers and street-engaged populations in New Westminster, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, Maple Ridge and other communities upon request.

Phone: (604)-351-1885

Stop Overdose (BC Government)

Information on preventing and recognizing an overdose, getting support for yourself, and helping others. Information in Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese is here: