The Opioid Task Force is using a 4-pillar approach to the opioid crisis in Grande Prairie.
Prevention resources provide information on preventing substance use and/or decreasing substance use. Here you can find information on resources on available programs and resources in the community to support mental health, education around stigma, and information on addictions.
2. Harm Reduction
Harm reduction is an approach that meets people where they are at, in an attempt to reduce some of the harms associated with using drugs. Resources available in the community include: Naloxone (and Naloxone training), safer supplies, and resources for the safe disposal of drug paraphernalia.
3. Treatment & Recovery
A list of different treatment and recovery supports in Grande Prairie and across Alberta for people in opioid dependence treatment or working on recovery. Programs and services are offered at different levels including: detox programs, opioid substitution therapy, counselling and mental health services, and residential treatment programs.
Policing refers to resources used to manage the effects of opioid use in the community and make the community safer for everyone.