Drug Strategy News

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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Posted On Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A product was seized in Ontario that has the appearance of cannabis. After being tested, this product was found to contain carfentanil. There is no cannabis in this product. A similar product was also seized in Ohio (containing heroin and fentanyl). This product has not been found in Waterloo Region. See attached alert for more information.

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Posted On Monday, April 01, 2019

Check out two new videos which highlight the integrated work of the Drugs Strategy and the 'Working to Improve Neighbourhood Safety' (WINS) project out of Cambridge. Please share with others and let's work together to end stigma and support individuals in our community who are struggling with substance use.
WRIDS 101

WINS Project

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