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Harm Reduction & Substance Use Reports

BCCDC reports regularly on harm reduction and substance use topics.

Alcohol & drugs

Naloxone programs

Reports relating to the BC Take Home Naloxone (THN) and Facility Overdose Response Box (FORB) programs.

Substance use surveys


Since 2012 the BCCDC Harm Reduction Services program has surveyed clients of harm reduction supply distribution sites across BC. BC has an established network of more than 350 harm reduction distribution sites. Prior to 2012, knowledge about high-risk drug use was based primarily on data from two major cities, Vancouver and Victoria. The Harm Reduction Client Survey was introduced to obtain more comprehensive and province-wide information about drug use, related harms, stigma, and access to harm reduction services. Data from the survey is used to inform harm reduction planning, confirm emerging issues, and to evaluate and improve quality of harm reduction services. Findings and knowledge summaries for each year the survey was administered are described below.   

sBC_ALL_ClientInfograph.PNGSubstance Use Trends in BC: A Survey of Harm Reduction Clients Overall Results for British Columbia: 2015


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