CALL TO ACTION: Ending the Opioid and Drug Poisoning Crisis
August 10th, 2022 – The Grey-Bruce Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy leadership group met on August 10th to reviewed the proposed policy solutions presented by the Drug Strategy Network of Ontario (DNSO). By consensus, our partners approved to endorse these recommendations, with the addition of the following comments:
- emphasis on the importance of meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities in developing culturally relevant solutions and strategies
- continued use of the language ‘opioid/drug poisoning crisis’ which acknowledges the regulatory failures and overprescribing of opioid medications that contributed to the increased demand and dependence on highly potent synthetic opioids.
View the policy solutions and accompanying factsheets here: Drug Poisoning Policy Solutions – Drug Strategy Network of Ontario.
January 27, 2021 – Grey County Council met on January 27th and passed a motion endorsing the calls-to-action presented by the Grey-Bruce Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy.
Motion: That Grey County Council endorse the identified calls to action through support for on the ground efforts locally, and advocate for policy changes at the Provincial and Federal governments.
View Calls-to-Action and Staff Report here: Community Drug and Alcohol Strategy Presentation Summary Report (drugstrategy.org).
View testimony from community members with lived experience of addiction here: Through-the-Lens-of-Lived-Experience.pdf (drugstrategy.org).
For more information see resources below or contact Alison Govier at email@example.com.
Calls to Action for County Councils_Addressing the Drug Poisoning Crisis_2021
Through the lens of lived experience – Reflections from Peer Advisory Committee members
Presentation for County Councils_Addressing Drug Poisoning Crisis_2021