Click the button below to fill out an anonymous form. For emergencies call 9-1-1.
An overdose is when more drugs have been taken than the body can handle. Learn the signs of an overdose.
Follow these tips to reduce the chance of experiencing an overdose:
- Don’t use alone
- Start with a small amount
- Mixing substances, including alcohol, increases risk of overdose
- Use where help is easily available (e.g.
Insite, around other people)
- Make a plan/know how to respond in case of an overdose
Unintentional deaths and injury from opioid overdose are preventable with overdose and naloxone education. Naloxone can quickly reverse an overdose. People can be trained to recognize and respond to an overdose by using a free take home naloxone kit. The training is free and takes 20 minutes. Find the nearest Take Home Naloxone site in the VCH area with the map below. For sites across BC visit
Toward the Heart - Site Locator.
Watch this video from Toward the Heart about how to use naloxone.
Read the latest overdose statistics & VCH actions to address the crisis.
View the VCH overdose surveillance updates.
Access substance use services available to you.
Visit the Opioid addiction & treatment page to find the overdose prevention checklist for service providers and the guideline for the treatment of opioid addiction for physicians.