The Community Drug Strategy is made up of 15 different community organizations that are challenging the way we think about and approach addiction and substance use to best address root causes. This new approach recognizes addiction does not discriminate and recovery is at the individual, family and community levels.
The strategy provides an evidence-base for comprehensive, dynamic community conversations to key issues related to substance use in Strathcona County. It also outlines actions under the four pillars of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and community inclusion and safety that are needed to address the harmful effects of drug use.
Follow up report
The Community Drug Strategy Committee recently completed the Community Drug Strategy Committee Follow-Up Report. The report outlines progress made by committee members and the community to address the commitments identified in the Drug Strategy. It also highlights the major initiatives undertaken to reduce stigma and increase empathy of those living with opioid use. The commitments fall within four pillars, including prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and community inclusion and safety.
Tackling the opioid crisis
Opioids Don’t Discriminate: An Interactive Experience
Do It Yourself Kit
This Do-it-Yourself Kit is intended to explain the approaches, concepts, tools and learnings used to design and run the exhibit. It is a way to share key aspects of the exhibit for those who might want to do something similar where they live. It is a way to enable future action to support those affected by the opioids crisis.