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Keep It Real – Community Discussion

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) was the recipient of seed funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to embark upon a research project to explore attitudes, behaviours and concerns from youth in York Region around substance use. As part of this project, ASYR worked closely with members of the Drug…

Let’s Talk It Out! Winter Wellness Drop-in Group

Let’s Talk It Out is a 7-week wellness drop-in group that supports participants as they explore their inner strengths and talents. Participants will learn to develop a growth mindset and resilience through inspirations from Ted Talk discussions and participation in different creative activities such as expressive arts, laughter yoga, mindful movement, writing to…

Free NALOXONE Training

ASYR and York Region Public Health are collaborating together to provide FREE Naloxone Nasal Spray training. Clients, friends and family members are welcome to attend the training. OHIP is NOT required. Complete training and a FREE Nasal Spray Naloxone Kit provided. Training Dates: Tuesday, January 23, 12pm – 3pm  (Thornhill Clinic)…

ASYR to Lead Wellness Collaborative

On August 29, 2017, the Minister of Health & Long-Term Care (Ontario) announced that $222 Million would be invested in addictions over the next three years. In the fall of 2017, the Ministry announced that it was committed to investing in the community and that $70 Million of the $222…

Reasons to Say No to Drugs

People have many reasons for using drugs, and your teenager may be considering some of them. They also may have misconceptions about how many people are using drugs. Talking to them about why they can choose to say no is one of the best ways you can help them. Use…

What is Mindfulness?

Should you be doing it? Is it actually worth squeezing into your already busy schedule? In the simplest sense, mindfulness is about being present and accepting your thoughts and feelings. Stress has a way of taking up too much space in our heads, lingering after a bad commute and building…

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Workshops

The intent of the OFIFC’s ICCT is for organizations to contribute to the development of necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that support the development of meaningful and informed relationships with the Indigenous community. Throughout the training, participants will build practical skills that can have a meaningful impact on organizational…

Are You Struggling with Someone Else’s Substance Abuse?

Substance Abuse is a common problem that will affect many of us at some point in our lives, whether it’s our own use or someone in our lives that we care about. That being said, it does not mean it is easy to deal with! It is often very difficult…

What is Binge Drinking?

Researchers define binge drinking as having many drinks on one occasion: five or more drinks for a male, or four or more drinks for a female. A standard drink is defined as: Young people who binge drink are especially at risk. This is because they are less familiar with the…

One Stop Shop Directory for York Region

Community agency partners in York Region have put together a “One Stop Shop Directory” for mental health, addictions and housing services. Mental Health and Addictions Services listings: to learn about mental health and addiction agency services near you  Housing with Supports listings: to learn about housing and available support services…