(LETHBRIDGE, AB – June 21, 2017) – The Lethbridge Executive Leaders Coalition on Opioid Use is a group of organizations that began meeting in the fall of 2016 to improve the coordination of services to respond effectively to the opioid crisis and explore the feasibility of implementing Supervised Consumption Services.
The goal of this group is to collaborate on a coordinated community approach to effectively address the growing issue of opioid abuse in Lethbridge. This comprehensive strategy includes Prevention, Early Intervention, Harm Reduction, Treatment and Rehabilitation.
Because of the present epidemic of deaths from opioid-related overdoses, much of the coalition’s initial focus has been on enhancing our local approaches to Harm Reduction.
Further information on the group, actions being taken in the community, and resources can be found on the Information on Opioids page.