If you are in need of immediate help, call 9-1-1.
Call if you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide.
310-6789 (NO AREA CODE)
Call for emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health.
Call for culturally-aware crisis support for Indigenous peoples in B.C.
You can use mindfulness every day. It’s a tool you can use at any time. It helps you slow down, accept things as they are, cope well with problems, and simply appreciate what’s in your life right now.
At first, you may find depression hard to notice in yourself or someone else. Learn what you can do if you are experiencing depression.
Alcohol is a substance that can be enjoyed in moderation. However, the more you drink, the more your risk of certain diseases can go up. Find out how many drinks it takes to put you at risk, and how high or low those risks can be.
Stimulants are drugs that increase activity in your body, causing it to speed up. They can cause harm if a person uses a dose that is too high over a period of time.
Stimulants include cocaine, amphetamines, crystal meth, MDMA (Ecstasy), Ritalin and caffeine. They are sometimes referred to as “club drugs”.
It is important to learn what an overdose looks like and how to take action.
Know the signs and know how to respond. You could even help to save a life.
If you suspect an overdose, call 9-1-1 right away.
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Free, confidential information and referral services to support you with any kind of substance use challenge.
Call for a referral to community substance use treatment services.
This service can help you learn about prevention resources, support groups, and other topics related to addiction and substance use. This includes referrals to detox and treatment programs.
Free, multilingual phone assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is provided by 211 British Columbia Services Society.
Free access to primary and mental health care closer to home for First Nations people who have limited or no access to doctors.
Free video and phone-based appointments that help members of BC First Nations access primary and mental health care closer to home.
Provided through the First Nations Health Authority, this program is for First Nations people who have limited or no access to their own doctors.
All First Nations people who live in B.C. are eligible for this service – and so are their family members, even if those family members are non-status. There are no age limits.
The program includes doctors of Indigenous ancestry, and all doctors are trained to follow the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility.
Locations where people can safely use drugs under supervision of staff trained in emergency response. Services are free.
Sites offer drug checking services, overdose prevention, education, naloxone kits and naloxone training.
Some sites may also have harm reduction supplies like sterile needles, safe needle disposal, filters, cookers, condoms, etc. They can help refer you to more mental health and substance use services.
Overdose prevention sites are managed by health authorities with community partners across B.C. These spaces work together with social services and healthcare.
Fast, free, anonymous drug checking with
FTIR spectrometry and fentanyl test strips.
#209A – 16th Ave N
Cranbrook BC V1C 5S8
101 Baker Street
Nelson BC V1L 4H1
Fast, free, anonymous drug checking with FTIR spectrometry and fentanyl test strips.
Ankors hosts drug checking in person, in their offices so clients can have a conversation about what exactly their substance is made of.
Ankors also offers take home fentanyl test strips, and lessons on how to use them, so you can test your drugs for fentanyl even when the offices are closed.