Overdose Awareness Stories and Blogs

Shane Baker is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation. He’s a proud Indigenous man living in Victoria and, in light of the current opioid crisis, he has a special story to share.

In 2003 Shane sustained massive facial and skull fractures. To help manage the intense pain, he was prescribed painkillers – including opioids. This is a story about Shane’s journey into addiction and back into balance with himself and his family.

Shane credits his recovery to building a meaningful connection with his First Nations culture, speaking openly about his experience and support from his family.

Suboxone Stories Part One

Two clients share their early journeys with Opioid Replacement Therapy


Suboxone Stories Part Two

Two clients open up about the emotional challenges of opioid replacement therapy.  


FNHA expands coverage for Suboxone


"Drug Use is a Health Issue, Not a Moral Issue"

Dr-Evan-Adams-CMO.jpg "We can all help prevent overdose deaths and help those who have lost loved ones to overdose deaths"

Dr. Evan Adams, FNHA Chief Medical Officer

Embracing the Grey Area: Harm Reduction in a Community Context

Grand-Chief-Doug-Kelly.jpg"Many of us are coping with the realities of opioid addiction in our families and communities. But it’s how we respond to this tragedy as leaders that will help shape our futures."

Grand Chief Doug Kelly, Chair, First Nations Health Council