Decriminalization in British Columbia
What is decriminalization? Decriminalization represents a shift from a criminal justice response to one of a public health response to address substance use and the ongoing toxic drug epidemic. It is a form of harm reduction aimed at reducing the harm that arises...
UBCO Harm Reduction Team at Big White
Students working with the Campus Health Harm Reduction Team headed up to Big White Resort to provide drug testing at the AltiTunes Music Festival on Saturday, April 2nd. This was a first for the resort and for our team. Read more about it on INFOnews.ca. ...
Tackling Toxic Drugs at UBCO
Today the UBC Okanagan News featured an article about the HaRT (Harm Reduction Team) and the good things they are accomplishing on campus.
Coroners Review Panel on Drug Toxicity Deaths
The death review panel report looked into the staggering 6,007 deaths from toxic illicit drugs between Aug. 2017 to July 2021.
Drug Checking Program Needs to be Scaled Up
Checking illicit drugs for deadly toxins is the best option to prevent fatal overdoses without a safer supply, but that service should be expanded.
More than 2200 Lives Lost to Drugs in 2021
The toxic illicit drug supply claimed the lives of at least 2,224 British Columbians in 2021, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service.
Toxic Drugs Leading Cause of Death for Young People
Tuesday, Aug. 31 is international Overdose Awareness Day and in B.C., it is a day to remember the lives lost due to drug overdoses.