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Residential Withdrawal Management & Safe Beds Update

By SSM & Area Drug Strategy / July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Residential Withdrawal Management & Safe Beds Update

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Efforts continue to support the timely opening of the recently approved expansion of Residential Withdrawal Management & Safe Beds services in Sault Ste. Marie. “We are grateful for the dedication and relentless commitment to work completed by Sault Area Hospital, community partners, our local elected officials, the Ministry of Health…

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Community Wellness Bus

By SSM & Area Drug Strategy / June 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Community Wellness Bus

Earlier this year, the Community Wellness Bus was launched this spring and is available at several downtown locations throughout the week on a regular schedule. The goal of the Community Wellness Bus is to provide easier access to health and social services, improve health outcomes, and reduce gaps in mental health and addictions areas through…

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Withdrawal Management Facility

By SSM & Area Drug Strategy / June 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Withdrawal Management Facility

The Ontario government recently announced $343,000 in ongoing operational funding for a new withdrawal management center in Sault Ste. Marie. This facility will house 20 short-term withdrawal management and safe beds, with an additional four medical beds being maintained at the hospital for patients who require a more acute level of addictions care. Some of the…

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Health and Recovery Hub

By SSM & Area Drug Strategy / October 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Health and Recovery Hub

We have made an application to Health Canada to develop a harm reduction and treatment hub through using a wrap-around approach to support people to engage in and stay in recovery. We will do this by co-locating a number of services including harm reduction supplies and education, treatment and clinical services, outreach and assessment and…

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Delaying and Preventing Harmful Substance Use among Youth

By / September 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Delaying and Preventing Harmful Substance Use among Youth

One of our top priorities is to develop a comprehensive substance use prevention program for youth. We have been looking at what Iceland has created to lead the world with their Planet Youth program. In the past 20 years they have reduced the use of alcohol, cannabis and tobacco by youth tremendously. We are considering…

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Increasing access to Harm Reduction and Outreach services

By / September 6, 2019 / Comments Off on Increasing access to Harm Reduction and Outreach services

Algoma Public Health have been working with partner agencies over the summer to increase the number of sites and number of hours that harm reduction supplies are available. They intend to have these new sites operating soon. Over the summer, the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, in partnership with Maamweysing and Batchewana First Nation, began conducting…

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