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Stronger Together. Drug Strategies: Pushing the Envelope A presentation to 7 th Annual Alberta Harm Reduction Conference Presented by Jill Mitchell, AADAC [email protected] Call for action .

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Stronger together

Stronger Together

Drug Strategies: Pushing the Envelope

A presentation to 7th Annual Alberta Harm Reduction Conference

Presented by Jill Mitchell, AADAC

[email protected]


Call for action

Call for action

  • “Addictions is such a huge issue in Alberta, affects wide range – all walks of life – all ages”

  • –Medicine Hat participant

  • “It is important that all levels of government and agencies are working together towards common goals.”

  • –Peace River participant,

  • AADAC Roundtable consultations

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Vision action framework

Vision & Action Framework

  • “Stronger Together”

  • A co-ordinated, community- based approach

  • broad range of partners

  • “The whole is stronger than the sum of its parts!”

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Pushing the envelope to

Pushing the envelope to…

  • pull people together:

    many different disciplines, perspectives, experiences…

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Pushing the envelope to1

Pushing the envelope to…

  • Take action on alcohol and other drug problems:

    different levels, different ways

  • Build on work underway,

    maintain current momentum

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Alberta drug strategy a comprehensive approach

Alberta Drug Strategy: a comprehensive approach

  • Prevention Treatment Harm Reduction Policing and Enforcement

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Co ordination of

Co-ordination of …

  • Leadership & Accountability

  • Partnerships & Community Capacity

  • Information & Research

  • Continuum of Services

  • Legislation & Regulation

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Stronger together

  • Moving Forward to Action…

  • Enhancing Support to Community Action

50 drug coalitions

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Moving forward to action

Moving Forward to Action…

  • Respond to Use & Production of Meth

  • Youth Treatment

  • Intervene With Drug-Endangered Children

  • Address Alcohol Use & Abuse

  • Increase Knowledge for Decision-Making

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Stronger together

Stronger--Together!

  • “The Alberta Drug Strategy will develop and evolve over time with the input and expertise of many…”

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