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The Strategy

We consulted across Peterborough City & County, local experts, and international research to develop a plan to reduce the harm associated with alcohol and other drug use.

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Understanding Substance Use

There are many harms associated with substance use. Understanding the complexities can help improve the way we support individuals in our lives.

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Need Help?

A list of local resources and places to go for help related to substance use.

Peterborough Drug Strategy
Peterborough Drug Strategy
"In media reporting there is such an emphasis on medical issues in terms of the problem and also a tendency to individualize the problem just to addicts, for example, and that stigmatizes large groups of people.”
Peterborough Drug Strategy
Peterborough Drug Strategy
"Unfortunately, the illness is often portrayed as a choice — a misunderstanding that can further stigmatize people who struggle with substance use and addiction."
Peterborough Drug Strategy
Peterborough Drug Strategy
Come out to the LAST Understanding Opioids session of the year on December 9th. Tickets are FREE, but just require a $20 deposit to hold your spot. Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-opioids-methods-for-prevention-response-registration-75924936529.
Hosted at Peterborough Public Health.

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