Health Canada’s opioid awareness tour stopping in Sudbury

The Community Drug Strategy is excited to announce that the KNOW MORE Awareness Tour is stopping in Greater Sudbury on December 3 and 4, 2018. The KNOW MORE Awareness Tour was created by Health Canada to engage youth aged 13-18 in conversations about the harms of opioid use. Opioids are among the most commonly misused and life threatening substances for Ontario youth.

This event will create opportunities for youth to have open and clear conversations with professionals about medication and opioid drug use. The tour has five interactive stations to educate youth on the following topics: opioids, stigma, fentanyl (a powerful opiate), overdose awareness, and signs of an opioid overdose.

The KNOW MORE Awareness Tour is hosted at Collège Boréal and supported by the Community Drug Strategy including all four school boards, Greater Sudbury Police Service, North East Local Health Integration Network, and Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

Community members can experience the interactive display between the hours of 2 and 3:30 p.m. Together we are building a healthier and safer community, working to reduce the harms of substance misuse.

To learn more about the Community Drug Strategy visit www.phsd.ca/cds.

This item was last modified on December 3, 2018