Drug Strategy Committee

Maximizing the health and safety of the community while reducing substance misuse related injuries, chronic diseases, illness and death.  The Committee will provide oversight and strategic advice regarding implementation of the drug strategy, Foster inter-sectoral relationships, collaboration, and decision making critical to advancing a collective response to substance use issues in Sault Ste. Marie, Contribute agency and networking resources as possible toward the implementation of the actions in the SSM Drug Strategy.  The Committee will develop an environment to reduce stigma, raise awareness of the social determinants affecting individuals and the community impacted by substance abuse issues. We envision a safer and healthier community that optimizes the lives, abilities and health of individuals.  This strategy will reach from Montreal River to Town Line Rd. East of Sault Ste. Marie. 

Here is a link to Northern Hoot explanation of our initiative! http://northernhoot.com/ - December 3, 2016 article

Sault Ste. Marie and Area Drug Strategy Committee begins planning strategy to ensure those who need treatment most know where to get it


Follow this link to learn more about the opioid initiative in the Sault: https://saultonline.com/event/public-forum-responding-to-the-opioid-overdose-crisis-in-sault-ste-marie/​


Steel Town Down (W5 Documentary)

Interview with Mayor Provenzano: https://saultonline.com/2018/02/mayor-talks-candidly-on-overdose-crisis-in-the-sault/

CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/eight-overdoes-in-sault-1.4384786

Vice: https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/ywqw4v/everybodys-dying-what-its-like-to-struggle-with-addiction-in-the-soo




Updated April 16, 2018