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National Addictions Awareness Week begins

National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) highlights solutions to help address the harms related to alcohol and other drugs. It provides an opportunity for people in Canada to learn more about the causes and prevention of harms, talk about treatment and recovery, and advance solutions for change.

The theme for this year is Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion.

Substance use is a complex and far-reaching issue. It is associated with a staggering health impact and cost to society. In 2017, substance use in Canada cost almost $46 billion. It led to more than 275,000 hospitalizations and contributed to the loss of nearly 75,000 lives.

The COVID-19 pandemic made an already complicated substance use landscape even more complex. The mental health and well-being of people living in Canada were significantly impacted. The inequities that exist in our country were exacerbated.

CCSA believes Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion are the key ingredients for a healthier Canadian society, where evidence transforms approaches to substance use health.

Read more here 

For information on local activities happening throughout National Addictions Awareness Week, download the NAAW Calendar of Events 2023


Nov 19 2023


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