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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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

There is a lack of identity and history. There is a need for a connection, a human need for love and belonging and if it’s not there, our people may turn to something else”

Local service provider

11% of Ontario students report using an opioid nonmedically.

Ontario Student Drug and Health Survey

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

Health is fundamental to the farm, if you lose your health you can’t do anything else.”

Grey County Farmer

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Oct 5, 2020

Peer Advisory Council launches this fall!

The Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy’s Peer Advisory Council will meet for the first time in October. Council members will help shape programs and services in our community based on their experience with drugs and alcohol. For more information contact Alison Govier, agovier@cmhagb.org, 519-372-7880.

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Oct 5, 2020

Drug Strategies Across Ontario Request Safe Supply Initiatives to Prevent Unnecessary Deaths From Overdose Poisoning

Please take a moment to read the letters to the federal and provincial health ministers and consider signing the petition. Change.org petition – http://chng.it/ygCVrMgK

latest resources

July 30, 2020

Newsletter – July 2020

Community Drug & Alcohol Strategy newsletter

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July 28, 2020

Download printable posters about alcohol awareness

Fraser Health

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July 28, 2020

Canadian Substance Use: Costs and Harms 2015–2017

Canadian Centre of Substance Use and Addiction

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