UBC Okanagan Campus
Make an appointment with someone to talk about physical or mental health concerns, and discuss options for treatment to explore substance use supports.
Student Assistance Program
The UBC Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a free, 24/7 wellness resource for students. Services include personal counselling, life coaching, group programs and more based on student needs.
UBC Staff & Faculty - HR Substance Use Programs
If you are looking for help, or you want to support someone you know in finding assistance, this webpage lists available resources.
Okanagan & Interior Health
Problematic Substance Use Clinic
A low-barrier outpatient treatment service for individuals seeking help to reduce harm associated with their use of alcohol or other substances.
Walk-In Wellness Clinic
A barrier-free wellness clinic, accessible without an appointment to students, staff, faculty and community members. Offers in-person and virtual appointments.
Interior Health Drug Checking Information
Find drug-checking and overdose prevention locations throughout Interior Health, read about drug alerts, and more.
Foundry Kelowna is a wellness centre where young people aged 12-24 and their families can find hope, help and support, when they need it.
The Bridge Youth and Family Services Recovery and Additions Services
The Bridge is the leading provider of substance use services in the Interior Health region. Our services include withdrawal management services for adults 19+ and youth 18 and under, a six-week live-in treatment program, a six-month supported recovery housing service, Naloxone training sessions, and outreach overdose support in the community.
Living Positive Resource Centre
To provide harm reduction, prevention and education resource, and supportive services that focus on individual and community health and wellness to anyone living with, affected by, or at risk of HIV, Hep C, or related health issues.
Interior Health Substance Use Outreach Services
Interior Health Harm Reduction Resources
Access resources to stay safe and minimize death, disease, and injury from behavior that involves risk such as substance use and sexual activity.
BC Provincial Websites
BC Centre on Substance Use
The BC Centre on Substance Use is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
Toward the Heart
Toward the Heart is part of the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). We believe every person has the right to the best health possible and should be treated with dignity and respect. This site is a comprehensive resource for harm reduction with lots of relevant information.
First Nations Health Authority
Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction
Harm reduction services have expanded during the pandemic, including ways to minimize the risks of using substances. The information and resources on this site are here to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
Whether it is used in a healthcare setting or in the news media, negative and stigmatizing language discredits people who use drugs and can result in discrimination.
Change the Conversation…
Addiction Matters Kamloops
We can end stigma just through our language. Words have power. Consider the language you use when talking about someone who uses substances and use person-first and recovery-oriented language instead.
STOP Overdose BC
Sometimes, people experiencing addiction may feel like everything is on them – staying safer, reaching out, getting help. There are ways you can support the people in your life.
It’s time for compassionate connection. Have the conversation.