HaRT collabortes with, supports, and learns from numerous other partners. Please take a look at some of these other amazing harm reduction groups!

What’s In Your Drugs? Harm Reduction Groups

BCCSU Drug Checking Project

The BCCSU Drug Checking Project is a provincial pilot that partners with harm reduction organizations across British Columbia to implement and evaluate community-based drug checking services. Results from drug checks conducted at partner sites are regularly posted on this website.

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Interior Health – Toxic Drug Crisis

Learn about the toxic drug crisis and how to prevent and treat overdoses. Learn how to access substance use services & resources and resources to stay safe.

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Interior Health Drug Checking

Information about drug checking locations in Interior Health, types of tests, and reports on test results.

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Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project

Substance brings together community members and partners from across Vancouver Island and beyond to share resources, discuss emerging research, evaluate drug market trends and present novel substances as they enter the supply chain.

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Pivot Legal

Pivot works in partnership with communities affected by poverty and social exclusion to identify priorities and develop solutions to complex human rights issues.

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Toward the Heart

Get the latest alerts and important tips on reducing your risks including preventing drug poisoning, and drug-checking services throughout BC.

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Toxic Drug Alerts for Interior Health

Bookmark this website for the latest in Toxic Drug Alerts in the Interior Health Region. When toxic drugs or contaminants are found through the drug checking services, the results are published as a warning to the community.

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VANDU is a group of drug users and former drug users who work to improve the lives of people who use drugs through user-based peer support and education.

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CAPUD is raising the voice of people who use(d) drugs throughout the policy making process at every level of government.

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Project Safe Audience

Project Safe Audience provides peer-based harm reduction services and training to members of our community who want to engage in safer sexual health and substance use practices and behaviours.

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Strategies for Preventing Harms from Toxic Drugs


To help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the supports they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), in partnership with regional health authorities and Lifeguard Digital Health, is launching a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App.

The app is activated by the user before they take their dose. After 50 seconds the app will sound an alarm. If the user doesn’t hit a button to stop the alarm, indicating they are fine, the alarm grows louder. After 75 seconds a text-to-voice call will go straight to 9-1-1, alerting emergency medical dispatchers of a potential overdose.

The Lifeguard App can be downloaded free at both theApp Store andGoogle Play


Spotting is an informal practice among people who use drugs (PWUD) where they witness other people using drugs and respond if an overdose occurs. During COVID-19 restrictions, remote spotting (e.g., using a telephone, video call, and/or a social media app) emerged to address physical distancing requirements.

Spotting offers connection and community support and addresses barriers to the use of supervised consumption sites. Most drug users prefer to coordinate with roommates, friends or family instead of emergency services and as long as a response plan is agreed upon ahead of drug use it can be effective in preventing a fatal event. created a video guide and a graphical comic book to demonstrate and show how spotting works.

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