Reducing substance-related harms in Bruce and Grey counties
As a collaborative of public service providers, businesses and community members, it is our mission to improve the health and wellbeing for individuals, families and communities in Bruce and Grey counties by reducing health and social harms associated with substances.
Substance related ER visit rates more than doubled between 2001 and 2015
Grey Bruce Public Health
Health is fundamental to the farm, if you lose your health you can’t do anything else.”
Grey County Farmer
50% of cannabis users don’t think that cannabis use affects their driving. But studies show cannabis use can impair driving and is associated with an increased risk of collisions.
Canadian Cannabis Survey
Youth need to continue to have a voice in community decisions”
Local service provider
In Canada, there are more hospitalizations caused by alcohol than heart attacks.
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Success is defined by the patient. It’s what the patient strives for. It might be harm reduction, like using clean needles”
Local healthcare provider
Jan 6, 2021
The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy is excited to announce that the Peer Advisory Committee was launched on December 10th, 2020!
Agencies wishing to book a consultation session with the committee can contact Alison Govier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-372-7880. Learn more by visiting our Initiatives page.
Jan 6, 2021
Overdose alert issued by Grey Bruce Public Health in December – all street drugs should be considered highly toxic.
Grey Bruce Public Health issued an overdose alert after receiving reports of two fatal drug poisonings on December 11, 2020. There has been a consistent trend of increasingly toxic street drugs in the region and across the province.
You can help reduce risks by talking about harm reduction techniques with clients and peers, and sharing information about local harm reduction services. For talking points and other relevant resources visit the Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy website by clicking HERE.