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Need urgent help?


If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

You can also

  • call the crisis line at 1-800-784-2433
  • chat online with Kids Help Phone
  • SMS/Text Kids Help Phone by texting CONNECT to 686868, if you would like to stop the conversation text STOP

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

Apps & Tools

Explore tools to help reduce your risk of harm, cut down or quit substance use.

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Lifeguard App is a life-saving app designed to combat the opioid epidemic. With permission and control by the person who is using drugs, in the event of an emergency, the application simultaneously alerts the in-house responder panel at a front desk and Emergency Responder dispatch services.

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Naloxone Training Site

This site will teach you how to tell when somebody is overdosing, and how to respond with your Take Home Naloxone kit.

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Consider the Consequences

Get the facts and know the risks associated with vaping through two interactive activities.

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Stop Overdose BC

Recognizing the risks and signs of an overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives. Learn how and when to use naloxone, receive tips on talking honestly and openly with loved ones, and find supervised consumption and overdose prevention services in your community.

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Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service

For free, confidential information on substance use treatment options and resources all over BC. Multilingual telephone assistance is also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Here to Help BC

Explore strategies to help you take care of mental health and use substances in healthier ways, find the information you need to manage mental health and substance use problems, and learn how you can support a loved one.

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Youth and Vaping (Gov’t of Canada)

Even though vaping is less harmful than smoking, there are still consequences for you to consider. Vaping can expose you to chemicals that could harm your health. This site provides facts about vaping so you can make informed choices about your life.

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Quit Now

Quit now supports those looking to quit or find more information on smoking. Learn from experts and other smokers, get methods and medications that will help you quit, and find the right support for you.

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Toward the Heart

A resource for youth, created by youth, on overdoses and Naloxone. Featuring illustrations by youth artists.

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Drug Cocktails

Facts about mixing medicine, booze and street drugs.

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What’s with Weed?

What's With Weed is an online quiz to help you check out where you or a friend is at with weed use. The quiz is anonymous and private.

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Change is a manual designed to help you if you're thinking about making changes to your substance and/or alcohol use.

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You and Substance Use

You and Substance Use is a resource to help you better understand your relationship with substances you use and ways to make changes, if you choose to.

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