Harm Reduction Self-Management Resources
We want to make sure that you have the resources and information to support your mental health. Below you will find some resources that may be of help to you.
Supports at HQ
If you are interested in joining a group at HQ to discuss your substance use, please ask to speak with a clinician. If you are not at the clinic, when you are there next, please answer “yes” to our screening question about receiving mental health support.
Safer Substance Use Worksheet
A worksheet for planning to use substances more safely. This resource also includes a diagram of the recovery position.
Harm Reduction Supplies and Locations in Toronto
Supervised Consumption Services in Toronto
Information about supervised consumption services in Toronto, including benefits of these services as well as locations and hours.
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services
Information about Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre’s Supervised Consumption Services. It is a safe, confidential, low-barrier environment open to anyone who uses drugs.
Harm Reduction Services for Indigenous People Who Use Drugs
This guide produced by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network in partnership with the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network provides information related to harm reduction services, such as needle and syringe programs, safer drug consumption services, opioid substitution therapy (e.g., methadone) and naloxone.
How to Use Narcan - Instructional Video
This instructional video from the Drug Overdose Prevention and Education (DOPE) Project shows how to recognize an overdose, and how to use Narcan to reverse the overdose and save a person's life.
Responding to an Opioid Overdose; Responding to Stimulant Overuse and Overdose
Two brochures that provide information and graphics about how to respond to opioid and stimulant overdoses.
Relapse Doesn’t Mean Losing It All - Article
This article explores the concept of targeted abstinence, rather than an “all or nothing” approach, as a substance use management form of harm reduction.
Internal and External Triggers Worksheets
These worksheets from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime website provide insight into internal and external triggers, such as activities, situations, settings, feelings, and emotions.
Peel Needle Exchange Program
Information on Peel Region’s needle exchange program, including access to needles and safer inhalation kits and proper disposal of used drug equipment.