Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority is aware of the epidemic of prescription drug abuse across our region. Prescription drug abuse (PDA) affects all 31 of our communities in the Sioux Lookout zone and it's tearing families apart and ruining lives.
In the fall of 2010, SLFNHA and The Chiefs Committee on Health started working on a film project on opiate drug abuse. In early 2011, SLFNHA hired Thunderstone Pictures to produce a documentary to follow a young woman from Eabametoong First Nation (Fort Hope) on her journey to overcome her addiction to OxyContin and the struggle to access treatment.
The Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has teamed up with the Chiefs of Ontario (COO) and the Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council to address the harmful use of prescription opioids among First Nation youth.
The campaign, created to promote a positive image of First Nations youth, consists of a 60 second Public Service Announcement and an eight minute documentary.
For more information visit the CAMH website.
To find out more about the film or obtain a copy for yourself or your organization, please contact: