Executive Leaders Coalition on Opioid Use

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    After completing a community needs assessment and studying community addiction strategies worldwide, the Lethbridge Executive Leaders Coalition on Opioid Use has determined that Supervised Consumption Services would be an effective intervention model to reduce harm from drug use and help save lives.

    With the full support of the Coalition, ARCHES (AIDS Outreach Community Harm Reduction Education Support) Society is preparing an application to Health Canada to establish Supervised Consumption Services in Lethbridge and plans to submit its application by July 31.

    A list of potential sites is being developed and is expected to be narrowed down through the application process.

    What’s Next?
    Stakeholder Sessions during June 2017 Prior to submitting this application, the Coalition is hosting focused stakeholder information sessions throughout June 2017 with law enforcement, emergency medical responders, corrections, and others.

    Community Discussion Sessions during July 2017 The Coalition will host a series of community discussion sessions in July 2017. A total of nine Community Discussion Sessions will be held to provide information and answer questions from Lethbridge residents. Because spaces will be limited to a maximum of 20 attendees for each session, anyone wishing to attend a session must register in advance by contacting: [email protected]

    Schedule for Community Discussion Sessions:
     

    •  Tuesday, July 4, 6-8 p.m. at Crossings Library Branch

    •  Wednesday, July 5, 1-3 p.m. at Lethbridge College (Sunflower Room)

    •  Thursday, July 6, 9-11 a.m. at Alberta Health Services (Lethbridge Centre)

    •  Monday, July 10, 9-11 a.m. at City Hall (Culver Room)

    •  Wednesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 1405-8 Avenue N.

    •  Thursday, July 13, 1-3 p.m. at Alberta Health Services (Lethbridge Centre)

    •  Monday, July 17, 1-3 p.m. at Crossings Library Branch

    •  Wednesday, July 19, 9-11 a.m. at Lethbridge College (Sunflower Room)

    •  Thursday, July 20, 6-8 p.m. at Alberta Health Services (Lethbridge Centre

    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.
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