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Drug Strategy Newsletter 2017

 

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A Four Pillar Solution to Substance Use

A Four Pillar Solution to Substance Misuse showcases projects that the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy has undertaken to reduce individual and community risks associated with substance use. It outlines how a four pillar strategy is an effective process to address the harm that results from substance misuse.

Fentanyl Misuse: The Patch-for-Patch Solution

In partnership with the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy, the County of Wellington’s Communications Division created a video to address concerns about the misuse of the prescription drug Fentanyl. ‎Fentanyl Misuse: The Patch-for-Patch Solution describes a partnership process to monitor the distribution of Fentanyl patches. This partnership reduces opportunities for this potentially lethal drug to be accessed on the streets. The video, called Fentanyl Misuse: The Patch-for-Patch Solution, encourages pharmacists to implement the successful Patch-for-Patch Programme.

The officers featured in this video are filmed anonymously to protect undercover operations. The courageous 18 year old girl who shared her story also preferred to remain anonymous.

On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Nipissing MPP, Vic Fedeli, introduced a Private Members’ Bill at Queen’s Park, which would make the Patch for Patch Replacement Programme Provincial Law. Please watch and share this video link. Fentanyl misuse is an issue in urban and rural communities across Ontario. The Patch for Patch Replacement Programme saves lives.

 

Last Call: An Alcohol-harms Awareness Campaign

Last Call is an alcohol-harms awareness campaign featuring video interviews with diverse community members including people with lived-experience of alcoholism, police officers, physicians, a student, healthcare professionals and political leaders. Each person tells a story of how alcohol impacts their lives.  Last Call aims to start a conversation about all the ways that alcohol causes harm to our families and communities. The campaign highlights local resources and services available to individuals and families related to alcohol-use.

Last Call explores some of the impacts of alcohol in our community. Alcohol is linked to over 200 diseases, including cancer; it causes hundreds of hospitalizations in our community each year, resulting in a burden to the healthcare system; it is linked with crime, family and intimate partner violence, trauma, and vandalism; and it is a factor in 25% of fatal motor vehicle collisions. Alcohol causes many consequences for individuals, families and communities that are not often talked about. Last Call hopes to highlight these realities.

We invite you to Share Your Story with us about how alcohol has impacted you, your family or community.

 

Crystal Meth Forum 2018