Drug Use & Opioids | Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Drug Use & Opioids

Drug Use and Opioids

Rates of opioid prescribing and use are on the rise. Ontario has the highest rate of narcotic use in Canada and over 300 people dies every year from opioid overdose. Opioid overdose deaths now equal the number of people killed in motor vehicle collisions.

Physician Resources for Opioid Management

Education and Resources


Self-Management Programs

Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre - Living well with a chronic condition. This is a 6 week self-management  workshop that helps people living with a chronic condition to better manage sysmptomsfor an improved quality of life.

Dr. Adam Stewart

Dr. Melissa Holowaty


Pain Clinics

  • Kingston Orthopaedic Pain Institute (KOPI) promoted wellness and optimizes functional abilities of individual with muscoloskeletal disorders by providing timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment. Patients must be referred by a physician. Please call 613-507-7246 or visit http://www.kopi.ca/


Harm Reduction Services

Methadone Maintenance therapy is available at:

  • OATC - Belleville: 257 Front Street 613-969-7862
  • OATC Bancroft : 89 Hastings Street N 613-332-0660
  • Change Health Care - Picton 266 Main Street 613-476-3636
  • Sunrise - Belleville 450 Dundas Street East 613-771-0004


Lifesaver Program

The Lifesaver Program is a new component of our ongoing harm reduction efforts at HPEPH. 

Naloxone is a medication that temporarily reverses the potentially fatal effects caused by an overdose, but only works on opioids. Some examples of opioids are morphine, hydromorph, percocet, and heroin. Those eligible for the kits are individuals who are presently taking opioids or have taken them in the past. We are also able to dispense to family and friends of those individuals.

Naloxone Kits and training are available at all health unit offices and paticipating pharmacies throughout the area. At the Health Unit, nurses are available for training clients at the following times and locations.

  • 179 North Park Street Belleville, Monday 8:30am-12:00pm and Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • 499 Dundas Stret Trenton, Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:30pm and the 1st and 3rd Wednesday monthly 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm