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Alcohol & Other Drugs

If you choose to drink alcohol, Renfrew County and District Health Unit recommends following Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.

Understanding Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Rethink your drinking: An awareness campaign that encourages moderation or low-risk drinking to support healthy lifestyle choices and reduce short and long-term risks associated with alcohol consumption.

Public Health Sudbury & District Video Link

App Link: Saying When  – A free mobile app to help people reduce or quit drinking

For parents

Parents are a key influence in the lives of their teenagers, including their choices about alcohol use.

Strategies for parents to prevent underage drinking

The Parent Action Pack has current information about alcohol and other key drugs used by youth. It helps parents understand how youth think and behave and prepares them to have meaningful conversations with their teens age 14 – 18.

The misuse of substances, including prescription drugs and illegal drugs, can have negative effects on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Information about the different types of controlled and illegal drugs used in Canada

For parents

Parent Action on Drugs

Where to get help

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603 Confidential, free, anonymous, live answer, 24/7.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 24-hour crisis and information line.

Harm Reduction Supplies

The Health Unit provides sterile, single use injection equipment for injection drug users. We also provide sharps containers for used supplies, which can be returned for safe disposal. Harm reduction services help prevent the transmission of diseases and reduce the health risks of drug use.

Naloxone Kits

The Health Unit offers free Naloxone kits to:

  • active clients of a Needle Syringe Program who are age 16 and over and at risk of an overdose
  • friends or family members (age 16 and over) of active at-risk clients

The Health Unit provides information about other sources of Naloxone kits for people who do not meet the above criteria.

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can temporarily stop or reverse an opioid overdose. Examples of opioids include oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, fentanyl and codeine. If you think someone is having an opioid overdose call 9-1-1, then give naloxone right away.

Drop-in – no appointment necessary.

Where and When

Pembroke office

Monday to Friday except holidays
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information, call the Harm Reduction Line: 613-602-6056.

Where to get Naloxone in Renfrew County and District

Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program

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Pembroke Office

TEL: 613-732-3629 or 1-800-267-1097

Renfrew Office

TEL: 613-432-5853 or 1-800-465-5000

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.