Alcohol, Cannabis & Other Drugs

Substances are a part of our society and they can have direct or indirect effects on the health of our communities.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit’s role in public health related to alcohol and other drug misuse is:

  • Reduction of harms associated with the use of alcohol and drugs
  • Advocate for changes in policies in the interest of public health
  • Create awareness campaigns, programs, and other initiatives designed to educate the public about new policies, challenge stigma and improve public health in general
  • Promote access to community resources

Most of our activities are done in partnership with other community, provincial, and national groups.


Let's Start a Conversation about Alcohol: Community Report

Released in February 2016 this community report describes alcohol use, harms and potential actions in Thunder Bay District as a first step to building a community approach to reduce alcohol-related harms. Visit Let's Start a Conversation resource page to access this report and accompanying resources. 


Alcohol and You

Alcohol is part of our society. For many people, alcohol helps us mark special occasions, socialize, and wind down. But alcohol is also linked to problems that affect the people we care about. These problems include injuries, chronic disease, and social problems including legal consequences.  Find out more about:


Other Drugs and You

It’s important you know the facts about drugs. Find out more about:


For Further Information

Call the Injury Prevention & Substance Misuse Program: (807) 625-5900

or toll-free 1-888-294-6630

Last Updated: 30/10/2019