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Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy

ALERT Oct. 18, 2018: Barrie Police are reporting that a dangerous strain of suspected Heroin and/or Cocaine has surfaced within the community. The substance is believed to have a purple colouring and is suspected to have been consumed in a recent sudden death and overdose.
ALERT Aug. 2, 2018: Highly dangerous “Purple Heroin" is present in Simcoe Muskoka and has been found to contain heroin, morphine, fentanyl and carfentanil. Carfentanil is deadly, even in small amounts. 

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​Needle Exchange Program Sites


A key part of the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy is the expansion of harm reduction services. Below, you will find a list of Needle Exchange Program Sites as well as a Google Maps reference. At these sites, new needle kits are available at no cost to those who inject drugs. ​ ​

South Simcoe

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54 Holland St W,
Bradford, Ontario
(905) 551-7555  ​

 
39 Victoria St E, Alliston, Ontario
(705) 435-4900  ​

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Barrie

 
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Collingwood

Wasaga Beach

 
 
14 Ramblewood Suite 103
Wasaga Beach, Ontario

Gravenhurst

Huntsville

Midland

Orillia


 Naloxone Distribution Sites
A key part of the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy is the expansion of harm reduction services for those who currently use opioids. Naloxone, or NARCAN as it is also known, is the antidote to opioid poisoning and reverses the effects of opioids that cause breathing to stop. This antidote is available to anyone, free of charge, who believes that they may need to use naloxone for themself or for someone else. Below you will find a list of the Simcoe Muskoka locations, including a Google Maps reference, where you can pick up a free naloxone kit. Some kits contain injectable naloxone, while others contain naloxone in a nasal spray format. 
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South Simcoe

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Barrie

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88 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario

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80 Bradford St Suite 555
Barrie, Ontario 
 


Collingwood

Wasaga Beach

 
14 Ramblewood Dr , #202
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
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Gravenhurst

 

Huntsville

 

Midland

Orillia

Participating* Ontario pharmacies offer free ​injectable and nasal spray naloxone kits. You do not need a prescription and the pharmacist will train you on how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to use the naloxone kit.​

 
*Not all pharmacies carry naloxone kits. Call ahead to check if your pharmacy has naloxone kits in stock. 

View this interactive map to locate a distribution site in your community: https://www.ontario.ca/page/where-get-free-naloxone-kit  


Harm Reduction Resources​​

 
Toronto Vibe is the safest place to party, providing an overview of fentanyl and other substances. Content is geared to folks who use substances and party, and folks who are living with HIV. Toronto Vibe provides info on safer partying, and overdose prevention.​
 
Stop Overdose Ottawa is the one stop shop for information on harm reduction. Providing information on safer partying, naloxone, and ​fentanyl, it can be your resource for more information for yourself or your friends!
 
Not sure what your drugs are classed as ? This website gives an overview of the different classes of drugs and their effects in a non-​​judgmental way. There are many different wheels to use, and they’re all easy to apply!​

CATIE – Harm Reduction
Curious about what harm reduction is? Check out this guide from the Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE) for more information. CATIE also has an ordering centre where you can order free resources on harm reduction and sexual health topics.​​​​​ ​​​
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