Drug Strategy News

Posted On Monday, December 03, 2018

The way we talk about substance use has a profound affect on people who are impacted by substance use, addiction and overdose. A first step is to avoid negative labels that ignore the totality of the person and act as barriers to health and well-being.
In work and in life, we encourage all Waterloo Region citizens to adopt person-first language which focuses on the individual as a human being, rather than associating their drug use with their identity. The Substance Use Language...

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Posted On Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network are pleased to share a new video to create greater awareness of Canada’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act . The act aims to increase the likelihood of a person seeking medical assistance during an overdose emergency by providing limited immunity from prosecution for both overdose witnesses and victims across Canada.
Please visit  http://preventingcrime.ca/our-work/overdose-prevention/...

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Posted On Friday, November 02, 2018

On November 1st 2018, Waterloo Regional Police attended a suspected non-fatal overdose call in which it was suspected that counterfeit xanax was consumed. 

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Posted On Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Read the Steering Committee's letter to the Province of Ontario in support of Overdose Prevention Sites and Supervised Consumption Services.

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Posted On Wednesday, October 03, 2018

This is a series of short videos that were developed to provide more context and understanding about the opioid crisis in Waterloo Region.
The videos are airing on CTV throughout August and include perspectives from local partners and individuals with lived experience of drug use. The videos highlight community collaboration and aim to bring more understanding and compassion to the issues.
Doing Nothing is Not and Option
 

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