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.