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
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.
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
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.
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.
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