The Overdose Prevention and Education Network of Niagara (OPENN) consists of members from prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and enforcement agencies. OPENN members are working together to address increased substance use and raise awareness around the disturbing increase in opioid overdoses in Niagara.
OPENN members provide a call to action for people in Niagara to help save lives and reduce unnecessary overdose deaths. Supports and services are available for anyone in need.
Mental Health and Addictions Access Line:
1-866-550-5205 or www.accesslineniagara.com
211 Call Centre:
Dial 211 or https://211centralsouth.ca
It is vitally important to talk to our loved ones who we know or suspect are using substances about the importance of not using alone and having a naloxone kit available in case of overdose. Naloxone kits are available from many pharmacies or Positive Living Niagara at www.positivelivingniagara.com or 905-984-8684.
If you are interested in joining the OPENN Network, please email your interest to Brenda at Brenda.Yeandle@
Click here to view: OPENN page on 211 Central South website
Click here to view: OPENN Spring 2021 Newsletter
Click here to view: OPENN Substance Use Prevention Strategy