Harm Reduction for Substance Use

Harm reduction services provide resources to help individuals who use unregulated substances to reduce their risk and prevent serious injury and/or death.

Stay safer if you use unregulated substances

Find support for substance use


*Overdose Prevention Services are allowed under special Ministerial Order (Ministerial Order M488) under the Emergency Services Act. Supervised Consumption Services are approved by Health Canada for exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

General Information on Harm Reduction for Substance Use

Referral Required?
Not required

News & Events

“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year

“The most important call I’ve made in my life”: Service Link phone line makes an impact in first year

“The most important call I’ve made in my life,” is exactly the feedback Island Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use program was hoping to hear following the launch of the Service Link phone line one year ago. 

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New Intensive Day Program Opens for Youth with Mental Health Concerns

New Intensive Day Program Opens for Youth with Mental Health Concerns

Youth living with complex mental health needs and behavioral challenges now have access to an intensive day program. This new program provides therapeutic and educational services to support recovery while maintaining close, ongoing connection with youths’ home communities.

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Enhanced drug-checking service expands to Port Hardy

People who use unregulated substances in the Port Hardy area now have access to free local drug-checking services to help reduce unregulated drug overdoses and save lives.

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