Overdose Prevention Society
Our Volunteers have CPR and Narcan training and are experienced in saving lives.
We have set up a pop up harm reduction od prevention tent in a alley in the #DTES. We see over 100 people a day, we save lives every day.
We need 100 dollars a day to operate for supplies, tents volunteer training, and cleaning. We can-not, will-not wait for government help.
We have hit a few road blocks along the way in receiving funding and supplies but we will operate no matter what happens until proper safe clean facilities are available to help our most vulnerable.
It is not about the huge amount that you can’t do, its about the little you can do and this is what we can do. Every donation will be met with a free donut or freezie at 501 Powell 10am -4pm on Saturdays at DTES Market.
Thank you for your support!
Via Travis Lupick Georgia Straight
Before 2015, the all-time high for illicit drug-overdose deaths in B.C. was set in 1998, when there were 400. In 2015, there were 494 fatal overdoses in the province. During the first eight months of 2016, there were 488, according to the B.C. Coroners Service. So far this year, fentanyl has been detected in about 60 percent of those deaths, up from 30 percent in 2015.
Here is my (Sarah Blyth,) Editorial in the Georgia Straight
London Review Blog
If you want to help Anna's family with the expenses that would be much appreciated.
Set up go fund me page, please.
I am writing an article for The Westender in regards to a benefit show happening Friday, March 24th at The Biltmore Cabaret and want to direct folks to where they can help as well as where they can source more (useful) information. Does anyone know of official sites beyond what comes up in a simple Google search? Obviously, I have a link to this gofundme page in the piece.
Do you still need volunteers? I have donated but would like to help out on the ground if possible. What can I do?
How can I volunteer, I am a paramedic with BCEHS.
Glad to hear the VCH came through. Thank you for all you do, Sarah.
Hi, I want to volunteer, please contact me!
Thank you, Sarah, for what you do.
Please stop with the mention of CPR for overdose, it's confusing people. rescue breathing essential then Naloxone continue rescue breathing. Ontario Public Health has taught tens of thousands all the signs of breathing emergency (drug OD) ad fin item. Then trained them to give chest compression's only that's the worst possible thing you could do to any of the hundreds of causes of breathing emergency. 234 Doctors, other health care professionals and myself signed a letter to Ontario's Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins about this life threatening overdose intervention. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/letter-kathleen-wynne-dr-eric-hoskins-gary-thompson Majority of harm is happening to non OD's and no one says a word? My letter Emergency Medicine News Dec. 2015 'Flaws in Toronto's Opioid Overdose Prevention Program' Hyperlinks to Public Healths training literature here. http://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2015/12000/Letter__Flaws_in_Toronto_s_Opioid_Overdose.14.aspx 70++ references from 2015 AHA & ILCOR guidelines on opioid overdose and comments https://aliascpr.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/2015-ilcor-and-aha-references-opioid-od/ Rescue breathing first line defense Share widely, stop needless suffering. These clinicians need counseling as they kill you all and you say nothing??