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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11% of Ontario students report using an opioid nonmedically.

Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey

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

Staying well is about reaching out. Finding that connection”

Client of CMHA Grey Bruce Mental Health and Addiction Services

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

Grey Bruce Health Unit

In Canada, there are more hospitalizations caused by alcohol than heart attacks.

Canadian Institute for Health Information

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

Grey Bruce Public Health


Jun 20, 2022

Resources to support the engagement of People With Lived Experience

Looking to engage people with lived experience of substance use and addiction in service planning? Here are some resources to help get you started.

How to Involve People Who Use Drugs. Click HERE.

Peer Positive Toolbook. Click HERE.

Harm Reduction Fundamentals: A toolkit for service providers. Click HERE.

latest resources

August 29, 2022

Media Release: Overdose memorials planned by friends and families in Grey-Bruce


August 17, 2022

Poster – International Overdose Awareness Day 2022

August 11, 2022

Harm Reduction Overdose Prevention and Naloxone

Grey Bruce Health Unit

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