Healthy Lifestyle

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Creating Healthier Communities

People from all walks of life use drugs, both legal drugs such as alcohol and illegal drugs such as heroin. While most alcohol and other drug use is not a problem, some people may not use drugs safely. This can create harm to themselves or others including injuries, and infectious and chronic diseases.

Our approach is based on four parts, all of which are needed to be effective:

  1. Prevent or delay the use of alcohol and other drugs by youth.
  2. Provide information and resources on healthy living and how to use alcohol and other drugs more safely.
  3. Support people seeking treatment for alcohol and other drugs.
  4. Support laws and policies that decrease the harms of alcohol and other drug use.

Risks and Harms

Harm Reduction

A description of the harm reduction program and services offered by Toronto Public Health.

Strategy and Funding Opportunity

The Toronto Drug Strategy

Information about the Toronto Drug Strategy that is based on four integrated parts: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and enforcement.

Toronto Urban Health Fund

Funding opportunities for community initiatives that prevent the spread of HIV or prevent drug use and misuse.


Levamisole Warning

image of the log for The WorksLevamisole is a dangerous chemical being used as a filler to cut crack and powder cocaine.