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.

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More than half of substance-related ER visits in Grey Bruce involve alcohol.

Grey Bruce Health Unit

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

Substance related ER visit rates more than doubled between 2001 and 2015

Grey Bruce Public Health

11% of Ontario students report using an opioid nonmedically.

Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey

Staying well is about reaching out. Finding that connection”

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

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


Aug 23, 2019

Safe n’ Sound hosts BBQ to raise awareness about opoid overdose and addiction

Over 200 people attended a community BBQ at Safe n’ Sound drop-in centre on Friday August 23rd to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. Read more about the event and the stories shared in this article from the Owen Sound Sun Times – “One man’s story of addiction and second chances“.


Sep 9, 2019

Website launch!

The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy launched it’s website on September 12th. Take a moment to explore the site and learn about our work. Interested in getting involved? Visit the contact us page!

latest resources

September 13, 2019

Community Alcohol Conversations Report – Grey Bruce Health Unit


September 13, 2019

Cannabis Edibles: What you need to know


September 11, 2019

Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy Strategic Plan


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