We’ve all had some connection to addiction and overdose either through the loss of a life (figuratively or literally) or a close call. Talking about overdose; starting a conversation and sharing; could save a life.
We’re created a series of articles that will be published in the Revelstoke Review called “Revy Let’s Talk“. We’ll be featuring your stories and your experiences living with mental health or substance use challenges and highlighting resources and supports. Have a story to share? Contact us confidentially. Your stories and experiences could be exactly what someone else needs to hear right now.
Read this months column on Overdose Awareness.
Remembering those who have died – or been injured – because of overdose is an important part of International Overdose Awareness Day. If you would like to commemorate somebody, please add Tributes here or email Stacie confidentially @ email@example.com
Find support and resources:
- Talk to your family doctor at Selkirk Medical or Mountain View Medical
- Visit a counselor (self- or doctor-referral) at Revelstoke Mental Health & Substance Use Services @ Interior Health
- Attend an AA or NA meeting in town
- Learn more about Naloxone at Toward The Heart and pick up a Kit anonymously (you are not required to give your name) at Public Health, Selkirk Medical, Revelstoke Family Pharmacy (previously People’s), or Pharmasave
- Talk to your family doctor about opioid replacements like Methadone or Suboxone
- Learn the signs and symptoms of someone who has overdosed. These differ by the type of drug used.
- Learn more about drug checking and harm reduction @ ANKOR
- Find HIV and HepC information @ CATIE