Over the next three months (December 15, 2016-March 15, 2017) the Rethink Your Drinking Provincial Working Group will be rolling out the Rethink Your Drinking Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of a standard drink size and Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines among men and women age 25-44 years in Ontario. Public Health Units interested in participating in the campaign can learn more by clicking here.
Public Health Ontario recently released a new resource on municipal alcohol policy (MAP). It outlines the safe, appropriate use of alcohol on municipally-owned or managed property, places, spaces and events. PHO's Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer provides guidance on how to create and revise local policies.
For additional alcohol resources from Public Health Ontario click here.
Click on the poster below for quick facts about Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) developed by the Opioid Resource Hub! MMT is a comprehensive treatment program that involves the long‐term prescribing of methadone as an alternative to the opioid on which the client was dependent. Central to MMT is the provision of counselling, case management, and other medical and psychosocial services.
The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has made Canada's Low Risk Alcohol Drinking (LRDG) brochures available to customers at all LCBO stores province-wide.
Copies are available for Ontario public health units at no cost. The brochures are CCSA and CAMH branded; they do not feature the LCBO's logo.There is a small statement at the bottom of the back panel "Printed with the assistance of the LCBO".
To request copies, please complete this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
LCBO can fill large volume orders and recommends that health units order a quantity for a 6 monthtime period.
If you would like to download the LRADGs brochure, click here.
CAMH's Saying When, is a free, mobile app (available for download in Google Play or iTunes) to help people engage in moderation or low-risk drinking when it comes to alcohol consumption. This app complements the Rethink your Drinking campaign which encourages individuals and communities to examine their relationship with alcohol, like why, when and how much they drink.
Recently, the Health Promotion Resource Centre attended the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario conference where they presented a poster on Saying When. You can view the poster here!
People drink alcohol during their leisure activities. Often these activities are held in municipally owned facilities and are run by municipalities, sporting groups, service clubs and individual citizens for socializing, celebrating and fundraising purposes.
The Toolkit and Resources sections of CAMH's Municipal Alcohol Policy Guide will help you develop a Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP). A MAP establishes rules and regulations, standards, and requirements for the legal operation of events held in municipally owned facilities where alcohol will be served and in a manner consistent with the liquor licence regulations of your province, territory or state. It helps renters run safer events where adults can still have fun, raise money and drink alcohol. It also tells the public about their responsibilities and potential liability when hosting events where alcohol is available.
By developing a Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) through a community-involved policy formulation process, communities can manage alcohol use better in their indoor and outdoor municipal facilities.