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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. The Smart Works program offers 3 programs; Smart Gear, Revive Overdose Response and the Safer Inhalation Program.

Reporting an Overdose

Report an anonymous overdose using our Overdose Reporting Tool.

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 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Harm Reduction.

A summary of the reports submitted to this email will be published as needed for the use of community partners to help continue to identify trends and to reduce harms associated with overdoses in our community.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Drug-Related Overdose & Death Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide timely trends in drug-related overdoses and deaths at the public health unit level. This is both a syndromic surveillance approach, where evidence from the scene/investigation or preliminary autopsy findings are used to define cases, and the use of toxicology results and conclusions on the cause of death. Local data originates from overdose-related hospital emergency department visits and admissions, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and from the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Overdose Reporting Tool. The report is updated monthly.


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: [email protected] or call 1-800-660-5853 and ask for Harm Reduction.