Ni tsun hwule'lum'ut ch'   I take notice of you (I care)
Opioid Response

Information for Families, Youth & Community

Most people struggle with mental wellness challenges or addiction at some point in their lives. There is nothing to be ashamed of!

But sadly there is still a lot of stigma and shame when it comes to getting help and dealing with addiction.

It’s time for us to come together as a community and eliminate this stigma and shame.

Talking About Drugs

We need to start talking more with our family and friends about drug use and risk of overdose and death.  In most overdose deaths, the family and friends of people who died did not know they were using drugs.

Online Resources

Partnership to End Addiction E-books
A great selection of free e-books to learn about drugs & addiction and help you talk to your kids.​​​​​​​
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Toward the Heart - BCCDC
Excellent resources and videos on overdose prevention and how to give Naloxone

Stop Overdose BC
Great resources on harm reduction, how to respond to an overdose, and where to get help

Talking to Youth About Drugs
Great resources on talking to youth about drugs

More Info & Articles

After Another 175 Overdose Deaths in July, Advocates Want Action - The Tyee, August 25th 2020

Why BC’s Illicit Drugs Are Increasingly Deadly - The Tyee, August 14th 2020

Hwial'asmut ch tun' s-ye'lh   Take Care of Your Health