Drug Strategy News

Posted On Tuesday, October 01, 2019

On Tuesday October 15th, Sanguen Health Centre, along with community partners, will begin offering service at the Interim Consumption and Treatment Services site. Thank you to all the partners, individuals, and agencies who have worked so hard to launch this life-saving health service in our community! For more information, please visit  https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/consumption-and-treatment-services.aspx . 
 

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Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2019

overdose awareness activityThank you to all community members and local agencies who came out to support our International Overdose Awareness Day events in Waterloo Region on August 19th and 26th. The goal of these events was to raise awareness of overdose in our community, provide overdose prevention education, and remember individuals who have been lost to overdose. We appreciate the community's support in helping us to honour the lives of those lost, and end the stigma associated with an overdose death. 
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Posted On Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Come out to a free community event to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and remember those affected by overdose. 
Pizza and light refreshments will be provided
Visit the Sanguen Health Van for naloxone kits
Participate in a memorial activity
Visit our community partners for resources and supports
Cambridge - August 19th, 2019 - 4-6pm - Dickson Park (treed area above the ball diamond)
Kitchener - August 26th, 2019 - 4-6pm - Victoria Park (David...

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Posted On Thursday, July 04, 2019

The Addictions Peer Advisory Committee (made up of representatives from the Waterloo and Wellington/Guelph Drugs Strategies, CMHA WW, Overdose Prevention Site Guelph, and ARCH Guelph) are asking for your participation in a short survey to better understand the experiences and challenges of frontline and peer workers who work directly with people who use substances. This needs assessment will be used in the development of an Addictions Community of Practice for our community. 
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Posted On Thursday, May 23, 2019

The following is an update to the Alert released May 21st 2019.
The substance in the May 21st alert was seized by Ontario Provincial Police in Tecumseh. Please note this is not cannabis laced with an opioid. It is carfentanil that has been disguised to resemble cannabis. For information regarding the seizure, please contact Ontario Provincial Police. 
For information about the alert as well as signs & symptoms of opioid overdose and what to do, visit our 'Preventing...

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