4 Pillar Drug Strategies

Over the past decade, municipal 4-Pillars drug strategies have been expanding across Ontario to respond to alcohol and other drug use issues, which are felt most acutely at the local level.  These integrated, locally-based approaches are gaining increased credibility as successful, cross-sectoral responses that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities across the province.   The majority of municipal strategies incorporate the evidenced-based, “4 Pillar” approach in their development and integration, recognizing that dedicated attention must be paid along the continuum of prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement/criminal justice.

The following map provides an overview of the existing drug strategies across the province  Map of Ontario Drug Strategies.