Staying Alive: Surviving Opioids

This project develops and distributes information on opioid use and harm reduction to correctional centres in Alberta. People associated with the criminal justice system are more likely than the general population to use substances and to suffer from substance use disorders. They are also at greater risk of overdose, especially if they use substances while incarcerated or immediately after release.

The materials below have been created and distributed to correctional centres across Alberta, with help and input from people who have experienced incarceration and/or substance use. We hope that these materials can help to keep all members of our communities more healthy and safe.

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The following materials have been created and distributed as part of this project, and are available here.



Call for Help

Distress Lines

In partnership with:

This project is funded by an Opioid Response Public Awareness Grant from Alberta Health.

Alberta Government
Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
Print and Design

Project Lead

Nicole Patrie
Academic Innovation SpecialistFaculty of Skills and Foundational Learning

Project Contact

Corey Mushynsky
Associate Dean, Skills and Foundational Learning
NorQuest College