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COVID-19: Mental Health & Substance Use

The COVID-19 outbreak is happening at a time when B.C. is also facing the overdose crisis. Learn ways to stay healthy and keep others safe.

Overdose Prevention and COVID-19

If you or someone you know uses drugs, there are things you can do to stay safer while also preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting yourself.

BC COVID-19 Support App

Download this app for the latest updates, trusted resources, alerts, and to use the Self-Assessment Tool. You can also use the assessment tool online.

Services and Information Topics

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. 

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.

Reducing Stigma

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.

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.

Mobile Response Team

The Mobile Response Team provides support, education and training to help address the psychosocial toll of the overdose crisis.