Drug checking (drug testing) provides life-saving information about the harmful and even deadly contaminants that drugs may contain, such as fentanyl.
Drug checking services are available at many supervised consumption and overdose prevention services across the province to test a range of substances, including opioids, stimulants, and other psychoactive drugs such as MDMA and benzodiazepines.
Each month, the BC Centre on Substance Use publishes reports summarizing drug checking results. You can use these reports to see types of drugs around B.C. and what drugs are contaminated.
- Find drug checking services by health authority.
- See drug alerts and tips on staying safe.
If you suspect an overdose, call 9-1-1 right away.
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Drug Checking Sites (BCCSU)
The illicit drug supply in B.C. is extremely toxic. Use free drug checking services at supervised consumption and overdose prevention sites.
Get Your Drugs Tested
Free and confidential drug checking in Vancouver, B.C.
Harm Reduction & Education Centre - 880 East Hastings, Vancouver, BC
Toxic Drug and Health Alerts
Provides a free, real-time text messaging service for anyone to receive toxic drug alerts or share information about toxic drugs in their community. This service is anonymous. People can get other information by text message, like where to find naloxone or how to get drugs tested.
Provided in partnership with the BC Health Authorities and community partners. Currently available in the Interior, Fraser and Vancouver Island health regions. This service will soon expand to other regions of the province.
Text ALERTS (253787) for drug alerts in your region.
Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project
Free and confidential drug checking in Victoria, B.C.
1802 Cook Street, Victoria, BC