National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is Nov 13-19, 2016. An initiative of the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA), the week provides an opportunity for the community and media to learn more about addictions, substance misuse and the valuable work of local organizations such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna & District Branch (CMHA Kelowna).
NAAW highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other substance-related harm and provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about substance abuse prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, and to bring forward solutions for change.
This year’s theme, Addiction Matters, highlights that addiction impacts all of us – individuals, families, and entire communities. Want to learn more? CMHA Kelowna offers Mental Health First aid training several times per year. Click here to learn more.
If you want to see improvements made to our systems of care, so people with substance use issues can better access the services and supports they need, please sign the #b4stage4 manifesto. [Read more…]