Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project

We’re a team of chemists, social workers, computer scientists, pharmacists, and people who use drugs, partnering to provide and evaluate drug checking services in Victoria, British Columbia.

In the midst of the overdose epidemic and the criminalization of illicit substances, we’re interested in exploring the opportunities and benefits of different drug checking instruments, technologies and practices. Ultimately, we hope to better understand how drug checking can support those impacted by and responding to the overdose crisis, with attention to principles of harm reduction and social justice and the impacts of current drug policy.