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Substance Use Trends

Province-wide surveys collect data about harm reduction sites in BC.

The research article A drug use survey among clients of harm reduction sites across British Columbia, Canada, 2012 notes that BC has an established network of more than 300 harm-reduction supply distribution sites. 

Prior to 2012, knowledge about high-risk drug use was based primarily on data from two major cities, Vancouver and Victoria. To obtain more comprehensive data, a province-wide survey was conducted through the existing HR supply distribution network in 2012. 

Regional differences in drug use were identified, informing HR planning to improve health in this marginalized population. A mixed-methods approach was used to evaluate the implementation and outcomes to refine the survey tool and process. 

Survey reports

2015

2014

 
Alcohol
  
Benzodiazepine
 
Cocaine

Crack


Crystal Meth

  
Dilaudid
  
Heroin

Marjuana

 
Methadone
 
Morphine











All substances combined

 

2013


Alcohol

   
Benzodiazepine

  
Cocaine


Crack


Crystal Meth

 
Dilaudid

 
Heroin


Marijuana


Methadone

 
Morphine


2012

SOURCE: Substance Use Trends ( )
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