Welcome to the Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy
The strategy’s vision is to make Waterloo Region safer and healthier. Its mission is to prevent, reduce or eliminate problematic substance use and its consequences.
Drugs Strategy News and Updates
Thank you to our 350 attendees who participated in the WRIDS' 'Crystal Meth and Brain' session on January 19th. A big 'thank you' to our speakers who provided valuable information on brain injury and strategies for providing support. Please click on resources below.
- Dr. Carolyn Lemsky 'Cognitive Impact of Meth Use'
- Kari Whitelaw 'Practical Support and Interventions for Supporting People Using Crystal Meth'.
Looking for information about overdose in our Region? Our 4th 2017 Waterloo Region Overdose Bulletin is now available here.
- Overdose Alert Waterloo Region: October 26, 2017 - Cyclopropyl Fentanyl
- Overdose Alert Waterloo Region: October 24, 2017 - Powdered Carfentanil
Take time to have a supportive conversation with youth in your life about substance use. Need help starting the conversation? Need more information? We've got the tools to help. Please click here for a message from our local school boards, Waterloo Regional Police and Region of Waterloo Public Health.
If would you like information on opioids (including Fentanyl) and preventing overdose Please click here for an information package.
If you are looking for information and support for the Guelph/Wellington area, or would like to visit the Wellington Guelph Drugs Strategy please click here.
Thank you to our volunteer Tonya who helped make this website possible!