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Reprinted from the Families, Friends and Substance Use issue of Visions Journal, 2024, 19 (2), p. 40

Moms Stop The Harm

Moms Stop The Harm connects families impacted by substance use. They operate support groups for people who love someone struggling with substance use and for people who have lost a loved one, advocate for policy reform, and collaborate with researchers to highlight lived experiences, such as in the Stopping the Harm: Psychosocial outcomes of families of the opioid epidemic study.

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) is a network of researchers and organizations working to improve well-being reduce the risks of harms of substance use. CISUR is a member of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use information, and you can find their health promotion materials on HeretoHelp, such as:

Foundry BC’s Improving Treatment Together project

Improving Treatment Together is a collaborative project between young people who use opioids, families and caregivers, and service providers. Foundry centres in Prince George, Kelowna, Victoria, and Vancouver developed resources to meet needs identified by the community. Resources include:

  • Parents like us. The unofficial survival guide to parenting a young person with a substance use disorder
  • Youth Service Assessment Tool
  • Youth Informed Guide to Opioid Agonist Treatment

Towards the Heart

Find information about harm reduction in BC, including accessing the Take Home Naloxone program and learning how to response to an overdose/drug poisoning, finding overdose prevention or supervised consumption sites, and reducing risks of drug use.

Crackdown Podcast

Crackdown, hosted by Garth Mullins, shares stories of drug use in BC by people who use drugs

Just Mental Health

Just Mental Health envisions community crisis care without the use of police. Find more information about abolitionist care and the research, guides, and tools that effectively decouple police from mental health care.  

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