Government of B.C.

Overdose Prevention and Response in B.C.

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What You Need to Know

Drug-related overdoses and deaths have become a very serious concern. Find out how to avoid and react to overdose.

Responding to an overdose

If you suspect an overdose, call 911 right away and follow SAVE ME protocol while waiting for first responders.

Overdose Prevention

Ways to prevent or reduce the chance of experiencing an overdose.

 

Services and Information Topics

Lethal Drugs are Circulating

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is contributing to the increase in opioid overdoses across B.C. Find out what it is and why it’s dangerous to all British Columbians.

Overdose Awareness Stories

Overdoses are having a ripple effect across B.C. From families to first responders, friends and loved ones, everyone has a story.  Learn more about them here.

Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit?

Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Find out how it works and where it’s available.

What You Need to Know

Drug-related overdoses and deaths have become a very serious concern all across the country. Find out how to avoid and react to overdose. 

Talking to Youth

Parents can play a key part in teaching their children about substance use by talking honestly and openly about the effects of substances and giving answers they’ll understand. 

How the Province is Responding

Significant steps have been taken to address B.C.’s opioid overdose emergency. Learn more about the actions government is taking.

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