Drug Strategy News

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy Steering Committee is releasing our official statement in support of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition's Open Letter: Supervised Consumption Services site closures due to lack of funding from the Ministry of Health .
Supervised consumption services (SCS) are evidence-based lifesaving health services for people who use drugs and need to be recognized as an integral part of Ontario's publicly funded healthcare system. The WRIDS...

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Posted On Friday, October 27, 2023

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing and Overdose Alert for Waterloo Region. There has been an increased number of overdoses/drug poisonings (33 reported cases) from October 21 to 26 and twenty-one cases reported in the last 48 hours. For more information, check the full  Community Drug Alert , October 27, 2023 release.

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Posted On Friday, June 09, 2023

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing an Overdose Alert for Waterloo Region. From May 31 to June 5 there has been an increase in the number of overdoses/drug poisonings within Waterloo Region, totaling 40 cases. There have been no reports identifying which substance circulating is responsible. For more information, check the full Community Drug Alert, June 9 2023 release.

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Posted On Thursday, April 06, 2023

he Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing and Overdose Alert for Waterloo Region. From April 1 to 5, five suspected drug overdose/poisoning related deaths occurred in Waterloo Region. One suspected drug overdose/poisoning death was related to red coloured fentanyl. For more information, check the full  Community Drug Alert , April 6 2023 release.

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Posted On Thursday, March 02, 2023

The Overdose Monitoring Alert and Response System (OMARS) is issuing and Overdose Alert for Waterloo Region. From February 22 to 26 four suspected drug overdose/poisoning related deaths occured in Waterloo Region. One suspected drug overdose/poisoning death was related to red or "red-rainbow" coloured fentanyl. For more information, check the full  Community Drug Alert , March 1 2023 release.

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