BCCDC has developed programs for take-home naloxone, harm reduction supply and facility response boxes.
BCCDC has developed the Take Home Naloxone program to help save lives. To find out more about the program and how to bring it into your community, see the Take-Home Naloxone page on Toward the Heart.
"The History of Take Home Naloxone in British Columbia" poster has has background information about the overdose emergency and naloxone as well as a timeline of the program from 2012 to 2017
Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act is Now Law" poster explains the law. The law states "if you are at the scene of an overdose and you or someone else calls 911 to get medical assistance, you are not to be charged with simple possession (possession for your own personal use) of an illegal substance. You are also not to be charged for breach of probation or parole relating to simple drug possession."
For more information, see the Pivot Legal Society (search for “Good Samaritan”).
For our research on naloxone programs, see Harm Reduction Studies.
For our reports on naloxone programs, see Harm Reduction & Substance Use Reports.