Drug Strategy News

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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Posted On Monday, March 18, 2019

The WRIDS welcomes all questions and commentary to the WRIDS twitter account (@DrugStrategyWR). To learn more about our Code of Conduct, refer to the attached document.

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Posted On Monday, February 25, 2019

The public consultation sessions for Consumption and Treatment Services in Waterloo Region are now complete and the corresponding online survey is closed.
The consultant hired to complete this work (ICA: The Institute for Cultural Affairs) is preparing a report of the findings. This report will be available in April 2019.
Public Health thanks all consultation session participants and survey respondents for their input into this important work. To stay up to date on the...

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