November 14 – 20, 2016
Each year, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) joins organizations across the country in observing National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). Led nationally by CCSA, NAAW highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. It 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.
In 2015, the theme was "Addiction Matters."
CCSA's biennial national conference,
Issues of Substance, took place in Montreal during NAAW. The next conference will be in 2017. Keep an eye on the web page for emerging details.
What else happened around the country? Here are some of the highlights.
NAAW 2015 roundup: a snapshot of activities
Addictions awareness week aims to reduce shame
Pictou County, Ontario
Addictions Awareness Campaign: Go for the Green!
Canadian Armed Forces
Education provided for Addictions Awareness Week
Sun Country Health Region, Saskatchewan
Fentanyl Info Session During National Addictions Awareness Week
National Conference for the Addiction Field Examines New Trends and Fresh Approaches to Addressing Addiction in Canada
Health PEI works to end stigma associated with addictions
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Peace River's Addictions Centre is marking the occasion with a presentation called "The Truth About Drugs"
Peace River, Alberta
U of S leads therapy dog research project
Walking the Red Road: Destination, Sobriety
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Campagnes dépendances : Semaine de prévention de la toxicomanie 2015
Le Centre canadien de lutte contre les toxicomanies présente le congrès national sur la dépendance à l'alcool, à la drogue et au jeu
Réglementation du cannabis : le Canada tire des leçons de l'expérience des États-Unis
NAAW 2015 Toolkit
CCSA developed this toolkit to help people publicize NAAW 2015. The hashtag for National Addictions Awareness Week was #NAAWCanada in English and #SNSTCanada in French.
Speaking Remarks ||MS Word ||Use these remarks to guide any speeches or presentations you deliver to promote NAAW. |
Sample New Release||MS Word ||Complete the news release with your information and submit it to an appropriate media outlet. |
| Sample Article||MS Word||Use this sample article in your newsletter or as an email message to staff, colleagues, or clients. |
Sharing NAAW on Social Media||PDF||Instructions on using social media to publicize NAAW. |
Signature Block||MS Word ||Use this email signature block to publicize NAAW. |
This page will be updated with new information closer to NAAW 2016.