HARM REDUCTION

BUILDING
RESILIENCE

“Harm reduction is …policies, programs and projects that aim to reduce the health, social and economic harms associated with the use of psychoactive substances. It is an evidence-based and cost-effective approach – bringing benefits to the individual, community and society.” – International Harm Reduction Alliance

What we offer:

  • Outreach to folks who use drugs
  • Referrals to other community agencies
  • Distribution of harm reduction supplies, including naloxone.
  • Advocacy, agency capacity building, and training

Do you want help or support around:

  • Managing your substance use
  • Accessing supplies
  • Support with housing, and other referrals

How to Recognize the Signs of an Overdose:

Depressants*:

  • Person is difficult to wake up
  • Having difficulty breathing, or slow shallow breaths
  • Blueish skin colour
  • Trouble walking
  • Tiny pupils
  • Cold, clammy skin

Stimulants*:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pains
  • Can’t wake up
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sweating, often with chills
  • Aggression, anxiety, or paranoia

*A person may not have all of these symptoms to have an overdose

SUPPORTING
OTHERS.