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Adults in B.C. will not be subject to criminal charges for the personal possession of small amounts of certain illegal drugs starting January 31, 2023. Health Canada has granted an exemption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to the Province of B.C. until January 31, 2026.
Drug-related overdoses and deaths have become a very serious concern all across the country. Find out how to avoid and react to overdose.
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.
Naloxone can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Find out how it works and where it’s available.
Overdoses are having a ripple effect across B.C. From families to first responders, friends and loved ones, everyone has a story.
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.
The Mobile Response Team provides support, education and training to help address the psychosocial toll of the overdose crisis.