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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. 

Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy

Since early 2017, a crisis related t​o opioid overdoses has been sweeping across Canada.  The Simcoe Muskoka region has not been immune to this crisis.  Addiction to opioids, and especially the increasing use of fentanyl, is an urgent public health situation in our communities. This website has been designed to help people who use drugs, their family and friends, and others who want to know more about what they can do to prevent this crisis from worsening​.


Read the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy Steering Committee Report:  An Action Plan for Our Communities


Learn about the Simcoe Muskoka regional response strategy to the opioid crisis
Harm Reduction Services​​
Locate naloxone, needle exchange distribution sites & harm reduction resources
Anonymously help others be aware of bad reactions to street drugs
Learn about opioids & the dangers & risks of using them
Prevent Opioid Use​​
Resources for parents, educators & anyone interested in preventing addiction
Treatment and Support Services​​
Treatment & support services for those living with opioid addiction
Emergency Management Resources​​
Resources & tools for professional emergency managers & responders
Regional, provincial & national statistics about opioid use
Primary Care​​
Tools for practitioners to aid in the treatment & management of pain & addictions