Welcome to our information page on substance use and harm reduction!

For mental health resources, click here

Forward House plays an active role with the Oceanside Harm Reduction Committee, and we offer in-house support for our clients who struggle with substance use issues.Our staff have also been trained in Naloxone Overdose Prevention techniques.

Whether you are actively using on a regular basis, or occasionally use at parties and other social events, we recommend that you equip yourself with a Naloxone Kit and never use alone. Naloxone Kits are available at harm reduction sites in Oceanside - click here to find a location near you.

Forward House hosts a weekly recovery group in our Dragonfly Den (back yard):

Saturdays: 10:30-11:30 am - Narcotics Anonymous - a friendly, supportive drop-in group for people struggling with substance use challenges.

Click on the links below for more information and resources on substance use:

Harm Reduction Information and Resources in Oceanside

Anxiety and Addictions

Island Health Overdose Prevention Information

Youth and Substance Use Information

Opioid Overdose Signs and Symptoms

Overdose Survival Guide

KUU-US Crisis Line Society for Aboriginal Elders and Youth

Gabor Mate on the Hungry Ghost Inside Us


If you are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1.888.494.3888.