This Year Declare, Change Begins with Me!
This year, National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. The theme is Change Begins with Me, which puts the focus on the efforts and actions of individuals. It’s about making a choice to play a part in reducing the stigma surrounding substance use and people who use substances and committing to one change.
In the weeks leading up to NAAW, we will post resources for you to use to declare that you have made changes in your world to help reduce stigma. With your help, we want to increase understanding of the devastating stigma associated with substance use and addiction, and its impact on the well-being of people touched by this health issue.
When promoting your activities related to NAAW on social media, please use the hashtags #ChangeBeginsWithMe and #NAAW.
This National Addiction Awareness Week, we encourage you to read and share our stigma primer and use what you learn from it to recognize the stigmatizing language, attitudes and behaviours that surround people experiencing the harms of substance use.
About National Addiction Awareness Week
NAAW highlights solutions to help address the harms related to alcohol and other drug use. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, and to bring forward solutions.
If you have any questions about NAAW, please contact us.