Welcome to Drug Free Sarnia Lambton
Sarnia-Lambton Drug Strategy - Approach to Alcohol and Other Drugs In Our Community.
A complex mix of government, institutions and community-based organizations currently deliver a wide range of substance use programs and services but there was no designated lead for this issue and no coordinated plan or approach in Sarnia-Lambton. The United Way took this lead which resulted in the development of the first Sarnia-Lambton Drug Strategy. This comprehensive, county wide strategy sets out how we agree to work together to respond in a more effective manner and be proactive to more effectively prevent the abuse of alcohol and drugs in our community. This website is one step in addressing the recommendations contained in the Strategy.
The narcotic painkiller OxyContin will soon be pulled from pharmacy shelves across the country, and addiction experts warn the move will spark a public health crisis in Northern Ontario where thousands of people in remote communities face involuntary and potentially dangerous withdrawal from the addictive drug.
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Ecstasy is back, and it's laced with meth
Because meth is less expensive than ecstasy, mixing the two saves productrs money, but it also makes it more dangerous, officials say.
Ecstasy can cause sharp increases in body temperature and can result in liver, kidney or heart damage. When laced with meth, officials say, the combination can cause more severe harm because meth can damage brain functions, as well as lead to an increase in breathing, irregular heartbeats and increased blood pressure. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says meth -- or methamphetamine -- is a "very addictive stimulant drug."