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People who use drugs are real people

Start a conversation about substance use. These opportunities to share and listen are important steps in understanding the effects of drugs and specifically opioids in our communities.


For more videos in this series, please see here.

Get informed

Understanding the risks and signs of an overdose can save a life. It can also help you talk honestly and openly with family and friends. Find out how our community plans to address the drug toxicity crisis in Simcoe Muskoka.

Opioids are in our community

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

Parenting and Drugs

An Action Plan for our Communities

Get Involved

Stigma are the negative attitudes, beliefs, or behaviours about or toward a group of people because of social aspects of their life. The words we use when we talk about people who use drugs can make a difference and can either create barriers for access to services or bridge this care. We have the choice to use language that provides dignity and respect for the people involved.

Why words matter

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