Provincial overdose alert overdose prevention poster

Fraser Health has issued a Provincial Overdose AlertIn the last few weeks there has been an increase in both fatal and non-fatal overdoses across the province of BC.

We’d like to take this time to share again some overdose prevention and safety guidelines.

For your safety:

  1. Use an Overdose Prevention Site, if you can. They have precautions in place to keep you safe from overdose and COVID-19.
  2. Pick up a naloxone kit. FIND A SITE. Call ahead for hours.
  3. Avoid using alone. Find a buddy or have someone check on you.
  4. Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner about how to access prescription medications to reduce overdose risk and prevent withdrawal. Click here for more info.

For more information on ways to stay safe while using substances during COVID-­19 please check the BCCDC website