Substance Use


To find out more about community action on alcohol and illegal drug use, visit the Crime Prevention Council's website.

Substance Use

Problematic substance use affects people's lives and our communities.  The Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council works in many ways to bring awareness to issues related to substance use, to offer support and to reduce the stigma.

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The Crime Prevention Council developed a Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy (2012). It offers    99 recommendations to prevent, reduce or eliminate problematic substance use and its consequences. The actions recommend change through:

  • Prevention
  • Recovery & Rehabilitation
  • Harm Reduction
  • Enforcement & Justice

The strategy was developed by a 26-member Task Force of the Crime Prevention Council in consultation with more than 300 citizens and service providers across Waterloo Region

To learn more, visit the Crime Prevention Council website.