Harm Reduction
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Keeping people safe from disease and injury

Harm reduction aims to keep people safe and minimize death, disease, and injury from behavior such as substance use and sexual activity. Harm reduction is based on the understanding that people engage in activities that involve risk and the goal is to reduce those risks. A range of services and strategies are provided including services for people at risk, as well as professional and community development. 

Harm reduction services include:

Resources

Toward the Heart: Harm reduction website developed by the BC Centre for Disease Control. Includes information on overdose prevention, naloxone, safer sex as well as a site finder to help locate harm reduction services across the province. 

Overdose Prevention: signs and tips to prevent overdose.

Harm Reduction: A Community Guide:  Ministry of Health manual to assist BC municipalities in taking a leadership and facilitative role to reduce the level of drug related harm in their communities.
Disposing of needles safely:  Outlines steps to take if you find an improperly discarded needle. 

Find harm reduction services

Harm reduction services and supplies:  A list of Interior Health locations offering harm reduction services.

Take Home Naloxone program locations in Interior Health: List of public health centres, mental health and substance use offices and community agencies that offer the Take Home Naloxone program.  

BC harm reduction site finder: Naloxone, safer sex and drug use supplies, overdose prevention and supervised consumption across BC

Overdose prevention/supervised consumption sites: List of locations and hours of operation for overdose prevention/supervised consumption sites in Interior Health.   

Contact us

Contact Harm Reduction by email

 

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