Addiction can be a difficult issue to deal with, let alone find help for you or someone you care about. The Addiction Resource Guide for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling provides general information and local resources to residents of Strathcona County.
Community Drug Strategy for Strathcona County
The Community Drug Strategy is made up of 15 different community organizations that is 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.
Drug Strategy Committee
The Committee is a group including Strathcona County Family and Community Services, former MLA Annie McKitrick, and the following local representatives:
- Alberta Health Services
- Strathcona County Library
- Salvation Army
- Sherwood Park Primary Care Network
- Saffron Centre
- Elk Island Public Schools
- Elk Island Catholic Schools
- Children's Services
- Chimo Youth Retreat Centre
- Parents Empowering Parents
- Moms Stop the Harm
- Hope in Strathcona
Opioid addiction has become a major health crisis in Canada. Strathcona County Family and Community Services, in partnership with the Drug Strategy committee, is working together to help break the stigma around opioid use in Strathcona County.
For information around opioids:
Tackling the opioid crisis in Strathcona County.
Opioids Don't Discriminate:an interactive experience is a free, public information and education event.
For more information: