UBC Okanagan Campus

Student Wellness

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

Outreach Urban Health Centre, 1649 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, V1V 1P6    Services include overdose prevention including harm reduction supplies and a place for those who use drugs to do so safely under the supervision of medical professionals

Find other locations throughout Interior Health

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.

BCCSU - Drug Checking Project

Results from drug checks conducted at partner sites are regularly posted on this website. These results are summarized monthly and further used for additional summary reports to help inform public health partners and the community.

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.

Stigma Reduction

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.

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