HARM REDUCTION

Education. Naloxone. Supplies. Drug Testing. LifeGuard App.

“I know you’re tired, I know you feel like giving up, but you’re not going to. You know why? Because you are strong, and when you’ve survived through all the sh*t your substance use has put you through, you can survive recovery.” – Anonymous

Education

Harm Reduction is an evidence-based, client-centred approach that seeks to reduce the health and social harms associated with addiction and substance use. 

 

A Harm Reduction approach isn’t about stopping

your drug use.

 

It's about keeping you safe.

Supplies

For access to Harm Reduction supplies in Lake Country, connect with our outreach team at 778-215-2105 or outreach@lchps.com.

 

 

Looking for a site outside of Lake Country? 

 

https://towardtheheart.com/site-finder

 

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Drug Testing

Fentanyl may be added to drugs and it can cause its user to overdose quickly. It’s hard to tell the difference between them from just taste, smell, colour or feel. FTS’s are easy to use tests to see if your drugs have some types of fentanyl in them.

If you're interested in accessing and learning how to use

FTS’s connect with our outreach team

at 778-215-2105 or outreach@lchps.com. 

 

Use this link to learn more about FTS’s

Naloxone 

During the month of June 2020, British Columbia has experienced 175 deaths from overdoses, this has been an alarming trend since the initial crisis in 2016. It is more important than ever to have access to Naloxone kits. 


If you are looking for Naloxone Kits or training for you or a loved one connect with our outreach team at 778-215-2105 or outreach@lchps.com 

Lifeguard App

In May 2020 to help save more lives and ensure people who use drugs alone have access to the support they need, the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA); in partnership with Interior Health and Lifeguard Digital Health, launched a new made-in-B.C. resource called the Lifeguard App. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play. 

 

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. 

 

For more information on the Lifeguard App - follow this link 

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Contact LCHPS for Outreach Services.

 
778-215-2105
outreach@lchps.com
 

Thank You to Our Partners

Lake Country Health Planning Society
Connecting people to and advocating for greater local health, wellness and social services for our community! 

Email: info@lchps.com

Office Phone: 778-215-5247

Outreach Phone: 778-215-2105

Visit: 10080 Main Street,

Lake Country, BC

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 9 am - 3 pm

Mail: PO Box 41146 RPO S,

Lake Country, BC V4V 1Z7

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