Drug checking services offer one of the only means of consumer safety in the context of an illegal and unregulated street drug supply. Drug checking is a low-barrier harm reduction service that allows clients to anonymously submit their drug samples to be analyzed and receive personalized, fact-based information about their samples. The main goal of drug checking is to empower people who use drugs to make informed decisions about the substances they intend to use. Drug checking also provides public health with timely information about what is in the drug supply.

 

Drug Checking results

Drug checking results are updated weekly. These results come from testing at partner sites using the Bruker Fourier-Transform Infrared spectrometer (FTIR) and in some cases pairing with fentanyl immunoassay strips. Learn more

Many sites offer other drug checking services that are not listed on this website. Please contact your local health authority for information on other testing services.

Times and locations

Times and locations of where and when you can find FTIR and test strip drug checking services around the province are listed. Learn More

Reports and alerts

Public health reports summarizing drug checking results from around the province are published monthly. Drug checking alerts are updated and posted as they occur. Read more

Resources

The BCCSU Drug Checking project has developed a variety of resources to support developing and managing drug checking services across the province. Learn more

 

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