Drug Cocktails

One of the biggest things that causes people to overdose is by mixing substances that shouldn't be mixed. This is called poly-substance use. Check out the Drug Cocktails website for info on which combinations to avoid, and which ones might even be dangerous!

Addiction Group Resources

Compilation of resources, petitions, and other ways to support black folks.

Access Safe Supply BC/Yukon

Information on safe supply options in BC and the Yukon.

Toward the Heart

The Toward the Heart  website has a ton of information on Narcan and other harm reduction strategies. You can find places where you can get Narcan training (remember that you can contact an Shaun at Bonfire (778-928-3458) to train you in Narcan) or just to learn more about how you can be prepared to save a life in the event of an overdose.

An online resource for teens and young adults, with a variety of tools and resources to help with depression, anxiety, and more.

Psychology Today

Online collections of research-based articles pertaining to all things psychology and counselling.

Booster Buddy

The Booster Buddy app helps you to practice coping strategies, keep track of medications and appointments, and check in everyday to see how you're doing! Available on Apple and Android.

MindShift // AnxietyBC

An iOS and Android app that helps you to cope with anxiety using step-by-step strategies. Check out the rest of for more info on anxiety.

Options for Sexual Health

Options for Sexual Health offers a range of information and resources across British Columbia, including a clinic finder, events, and the 1-800-SEX-SENSE hotline.

Make Love, Not Porn

"Pro-sex, pro-porn, pro-knowing the difference." Website based upon a social initiative geared towards helping to elucidate the relationship between sex, relationships, and pornography and helping to empower people within this dynamic. Also links to "".

F*ck That: An Honest Meditation

A refreshingly down-to-earth, and effective mediation developed by Jason Headley.

MAPS Canada

"The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada envisions a world where psychedelics and marijuana are safely and legally available for beneficial uses, and where research is governed by rigorous scientific evaluation of their risks and benefits. MAPS Canada envisions global education based on science and cultural reintegration for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana. MAPS Canada furthers its mission by {p}roviding evidence-based, honest public education about the risks and benefits of psychedelics... {s}upporting scientific research into many aspects of psychedelics including treatments for medical conditions, neuroscience, creativity and spirituality... {p}lanning, conducting, and publishing scientific research of psychedelic medicines...{d}eveloping psychedelics into prescription medicines... {t}raining psychedelic psychotherapists and working to establish a network of treatment centers that can provide this service in the context of professional best practices." -from the MAPS Canada Website

Accessible website with resources, tools, information as well as links to treatment centres, for people struggling with addiction. 

Rat Park Comic

Check out this awesome illustrated rendition of Bruce Alexander's "Rat Park" study, by Stuart McMillen.

HealthLink BC

HealthLink BC offers links to a number of health and wellness resources, including help for substance use, mental health, lifestyle goals, and even immunization.

Moderation Management

Check out this program for practical steps to reduce the harm associated with alcohol use, and other evidence-based tools to make real life changes regarding alcohol.

Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety offers a number of evidence-based, trauma-informed substance use tools. Check out this website for a number of resources. You can also register for your own online training in Seeking Safety.

SMART Recovery Online Community

The SMART Recovery  Online Community features a number of forums and resources for people who want to develop the skills to move past drug abuse and get on with their lives. This website also has a bunch of online tools and activities you can use, as well as a 24/7 Live Chatroom.


Check out LifeRing for a number of online meetings. you can also check out a bunch of their online resources including books and media.


The Red Road Wellbriety movement offers an aboriginal-peoples focus to leaving substance misuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada

"The Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) is the only nation-wide political pro-choice group devoted to ensuring abortion rights and access for women. We formed in October 2005 to carry out political and educational work to support reproductive rights and health." -from the ARCC website

Savage Love

Dan Savage's advice column and podcast offers a plethora of colorful, often humourous and always sex-positive resources and ideas relating to sexuality, gender, relationships and more!

The Influence

A daily news site with stories from a multitude of topics and perspectives on substances and substance use.

Bruce Alexander

Bruce Alexander and his colleagues developed the revolutionary "Rat Park" study, which elucidated the link between a lack of alternative reinforcers and substance misuse. This research has since been replicated in numerous studies with both humans and animals, and Alexander has expanded on his ideas in the essential The Globalization of Addiction.

EPI: Early Psychosis Intervention

EPI offers information and resources for people who are wanting to learn more about psychosis, or who are looking for support with their psychosis.

Dr. Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price, is one of the preeminent researchers on drugs and addiction. Check out his website for a slew of interesting articles, videos, and links.

Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain, communicates her evidence-based, and well-written ideas on addiction and substance use on a number of media. Below is a link to a few of her works for VICE.

Marc Lewis

Author of Memoirs of an Addicted Brain, and Biology of Desire, Dr. Marc Lewis explores the latest developments in addiction research with compassion and an uncanny knowledge base.


16-Step offers a feminist, multicultural expansion of the 12-Steps. Check out this website for contact info, tools, and meetings.

Narcotics Anonymous

A number of people access Narcotics Anonymous and other 12-Step Programs to offer spiritual support and other resources, as they work on improving their quality of life in regards to their substance use. Check out this website for meetings, contact info, and other useful resources from this abstinence-based program.

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