Strathmore Wheatland AddictionsTeam

What is SWAT?

Formed in Spring 2007, the Strathmore Wheatland Addictions Team (SWAT) builds substance use awareness for the residents of Strathmore and Wheatland County by advocating healthy, informed decisions through community-driven initiatives. Partnering with community members and local agencies, SWAT and its programs aim to build assets within the Strathmore and Wheatland County communities that protect youth from falling into risky behaviours such as violence, alcohol abuse and use of illicit drugs.

Latest News


AHS Launches Public Education Campaign in Advance of Cannabis Legalization

Alberta Health Services is launching a public awareness campaign this week, in advance of legalization, to increase awareness and understanding of the risks associated with cannabis consumption and provide harm reduction strategies for those who choose to use. Alberta Health Services created DrugSafe — a trusted source for Albertans to…

Celebrate the SWAT “Fun in the Sun” Day

Looking for something to do at the end of August? Prefer to spend some time celebrating a milestone with a local community coalition? Wanna learn more about substance abuse and safety? Well… here’s something to do! August 25, 2018 Lambert Park, Strathmore 11:am – 3:00pm We are working on bringing…

New Calgary facility aims to help youth at risk of mental illness

A step in the right direction for youth mental health! Click here for link.  

SWAT now provides trained faciliators for the Cannabis: Let’s Talk Alberta project.

Cannabis: Let’s Talk Alberta is a community conversation research project funded by Health Canada in partnership with the University of Victoria’s Insitute of Substance Use Research. This is a Canada wide approach to open the discussion with the advent of the decriminalization of cannabis. As this is an active research…

Innovation Providing Employment to People Who Have Suffered from Addiction.

Substance abuse doesn’t have to be just all gloom and doom… there can be success from the bonds of addiction! It’s been done, and you can too! It just goes to show you that all the talk about harm reduction and education is not just lip service. When we reduce…

What Kind of Grad Parties Are There?

With high school graduations just around the corner, I thought we could learn a little bit about grad parties. Yeah, I know we all probably went to our own and may or may not remember that night, but here’s an article that runs down the various types of parties and…

Parents Have Said:

“This program needs to continue in the community… …Other parents need to see and hear about the program. I am so impressed!”

“...They were very excited about receiving the tickets; it was a good interaction with an officer.”

"It’s a great program – positive reinforcement has just as much impact as negative.”.

"Very informative and a great opportunity to share thoughts and ideas."

“This is a great program for the community.”