harm reduction

A doctor speaking to a patient. Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

“It’ll get worse before it gets better”: The overdose crisis in 2021

Dave Keebler is a father, a son, a mentor, and an educator. He is also an ex-heroin addict. Keebler spends his days working for SOLID Outreach in Victoria, assisting drug…

Where to find harm reduction resources in Victoria

A guide to the city’s overdose prevention, supervised consumption, and drug testing sites Everyday, harm reduction services save lives in B.C. In 2016, harm reduction services assisted in the averting…

UVSS and UVic partnering on Harm Reduction Centre

If you’ve ever been in the basement of the SUB, you’ve probably walked past the Harm Reduction Centre (HRC) dozens of times without even realizing it. A small grey closet…

Enjoying music festivals, not the ER

A harm-reduction guide to doing festival drugs It’s safe to say that it’s summer time, folks, and that means it’s time to gear up for all your favourite music festivals — but…