What is Substance Use?

Substance use refers to the use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, or other substances like prescription, illegal, or over-the-counter drugs.

Stigma Impacts All of Us

Stigma isolates people who use substances or have substance use disorders. It is also one of the biggest barriers to recovery for people dealing with substance use disorder.

Our Community Response

The Windsor-Essex Community Opioid and Substance Strategy (WECOSS) seeks to address substance use through a community-driven action plan.

Prevent an Overdose

If you or someone you care about is using opioids in any form, it is important to have a naloxone kit in your home to prevent death or injury associated with overdose.