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Drug Use & Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction programs work to prevent the harms associated with drug use, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and other infections. Harm reduction programs also provide education, counselling and referrals to people who use substances.

Since 2005 the Smart Works program has provided harm reduction services to community members across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. Smart Works offers 3 programs; Smart Gear, Revive Overdose Response and the Safer Inhalation Program.

Reporting an Overdose

This information is being collected under the authority of the Personal Health and Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and will be kept confidential and anonymous. If you have any questions please call the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Harm Reduction.

A summary of the reports submitted to this email will be published monthly or as needed for the use of community partners to help continue to identify trends and to reduce harms associated with overdoses and tainted/toxic drugs in our community. No personal information will be included in these summary reports.

Headspace Newsletter

The Smart Works program creates a newsletter to communicate current events and health care messages to people who use substances. You can see our Headspace articles below:

Treatment

The following options are available for treatment:

Contact Information

If you would like more information about our harm reduction program, you can email us at: harmreduction@healthunit.org or call the Health ACTION Line at 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Harm Reduction.