Media

Press Releases

Overdose prevention app available across Calgary - August 31, 2021
Coaches deployed to help addicts on path to recovery - August 30, 2021
New tool makes getting addiction help easier - August 30, 2021
Doors open to new Indigenous housing in Edmonton - August 5, 2021
Supporting Indigenous-led mental health efforts - July 22, 2021
Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth - July 20, 2021
Strengthening recovery-oriented services in Lethbridge - July 18, 2021
Saving lives and supporting recovery from addiction - June 9, 2021
Medicine Hat ends chronic homelessness: Minister Sawhney - June 3, 2021
A brighter future for kids now and beyond the pandemic - May 27, 2021
Star-studded lineup for Alberta’s Mental Wellness Day for Schools - May 20, 2021
New overdose prevention app coming to Alberta - March 23, 2021
Budget 2021: A historic investment in health - March 2, 2021
Tentative agreement: Minister Shandro and AMA President Dr. Boucher - February 26, 2021
Increasing protection for vulnerable Albertans - February 3, 2021
Psychology Month: Associate Minister Luan - February 2, 2021
Eating Disorder Awareness: Associate Minister Luan - February 1, 2021

Press Releases - Archives

Videos

Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre - Profile

Part 1 - Hope, Help and Healing
Part 2 - POST - Prenatal Outreach Support Team
Part 3 - AVIRT - Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team
Part 4 - The Child at Risk Response Team CARRT
Part 5 - Child Abuse Unit 'wraps around' victims of horrific crimes

Drug-Free Canada

PDFC Battle Won Ware Not Over

News Articles

Alcohol/FASD

Alcohol consumption linked to thousands of cancer cases in Canada in 2020: study
Overdoses, alcohol-related deaths increased in Canadians under 65 during pandemic: StatCan
New study: Albertans turning to alcohol and cannabis to cope with pandemic related PTSD
Pandemic's stress and loneliness create dangerous cocktail for alcohol abuse
GNWT to fund managed alcohol program until September
Boredom, stress during pandemic behind rise in alcohol, cannabis use for some Canadians: survey
Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm
Take regular ‘dry days’ while dealing with COVID-19 stress: AGLC

Drugs

Overdose prevention app available across Calgary
Coaches deployed to help addicts on path to recovery
New tool makes getting addiction help easier
Boots on Ground team works to reverse overdoses in Edmonton
Alberta drug deaths continue to climb as more users turn to lethal carfentanil
Lethbridge drug overdose deaths up 67 per cent over last year
Canadian Singer Jann Arden Announced as Keynote Speaker at CCSA’s Issues of Substance
Urgent need in Alberta to address potent drug supply, overdose crisis: health experts
Fentanyl, cannabis and meth use in Canada spiked during the pandemic, study shows
Strengthening recovery-oriented services in Lethbridge
Correlation between supervised consumption sites and decrease in fentanyl-related deaths found by U of A researchers
Province creating recovery community, adding beds in Lethbridge
Opioid-related emergency calls in Edmonton spike to new provincial high, first responders attended 1,014 calls in first five months of 2021
AHS to move downtown detox centre to Alberta Hospital Edmonton during LRT work
Opioid deaths in Canada increased by 592% over 17-year period
Increase in youth opioid deaths during pandemic alarming, says report
Jason Luan: What a focus on recovery means for supervised consumption
Northern Addictions Centre continues to adapt after three decades, COVID-19 the latest challenge
Blood Tribe doctor says comprehensive strategy required for addiction crisis
Alberta First Nations people overrepresented among opioid poisonings, report says
Almost 500 Albertans dead from drug poisoning in first four months of 2021
'Grim reality': More Alberta youth dying from opioids, says report by child and youth advocate
Seventeen Canadians per day died from opioids in 2020: Public Health Agency of Canada
People in recovery clean Beltline, raise concerns over soon-to-be-closed Calgary consumption site
Social agencies call on UCP to relocate supervised consumption services near homeless shelters
Cannabis use while pregnant affects infant health: Study
Advocates raise concern over closure of Edmonton supervised consumption site: ‘It’s puzzling’
Victims of opioid crisis memorialized in online campaign: Moms Stop The Harm
Recovering Meth Addict Credits Drug Treatment Court for Saving Her Life
‘A spiral of grief’: Friends of Calgary fatal overdose victim raise awareness about harm reduction
U of A psychiatry prof probes links between cannabis, opioid abuse
Red Deer’s drug treatment court to open by mid-2022
Alberta's government is continuing our commitment to implementing a holistic recovery-oriented system of care that includes prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery
Improving community safety, quality standards for SCS - Licia Corbella
Improving community safety, quality standards for SCS - Goverment of Alberta
Associate Minister of Health Jason Luan - Access to addiction services and safe communities is Alberta's priority
Alberta Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care - Podcast
Saving lives and supporting recovery from addiction - June 9, 2021
Alberta's government is continuing our commitment to implementing a holistic recovery-oriented system of care that includes prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery.
Improving community safety, quality standards for SCS - Licia Corbella
Improving community safety, quality standards for SCS - Goverment of Alberta
Associate Minister of Health Jason Luan - Access to addiction services and safe communities is Alberta's priority
Alberta Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care - Podcast
Red Deer’s drug treatment court to open by mid-2022
‘A spiral of grief’: Friends of Calgary fatal overdose victim raise awareness about harm reduction
U of A psychiatry prof probes links between cannabis, opioid abuse
Recovering Meth Addict Credits Drug Treatment Court for Saving Her Life
Victims of opioid crisis memorialized in online campaign: Moms Stop The Harm
Cannabis use while pregnant affects infant health: Study
Advocates raise concern over closure of Edmonton supervised consumption site: ‘It’s puzzling’
Alberta Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care - Podcast
Boyle Street supervised drug-use site to stay closed, George Spady site to keep expanded hours
Many central Albertans feel left in the dark about fee waiver for addictions treatment
Alberta opioid deaths continue to spiral, with 228 in first two months of 2021
The meaning of empathy: Documentary examines the opioid crisis and community work being done on Blood Tribe
University of Alberta students’ idea could prevent fentanyl overdoses
Calgary police warn about potential of deadly new street drug
UCP to test new overdose prevention app in Calgary, months after scrapping a similar province-wide service
Canada’s hidden crisis: How COVID-19 overshadowed the worst year on record for overdose deaths
Edmonton council to consider lobbying feds to declare opioid crisis a national public health emergency
New Alberta business collective aims to promote harm reduction, destigmatize drug use
Edmonton city councillor calls for opioid overdose pilot program
New overdose prevention app coming to Alberta
Advocates worry health policy change another government dismissal of harm reduction
Alberta judge turns down request for injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program
Alberta neared 1,000 opioid overdose deaths in 2020 by the end of November
'A matter of life and death': U of C study details benefits of threatened opioid treatment program
Switch to fully publicly-funded addiction treatment program being viewed as a positive
Southern Alberta MP co-chairing opioid crisis working group
“It transformed my life” – Tackling Addiction through Triathlon Training
‘Everyone deserves respect’: Physicians say rooming-in program needed to support mothers struggling with substance use
CCSA and Health Canada Invest $1.8 Million in Cannabis Research Projects
AHS disbands team that prepared front-line workers to help clients with addictions
Recovery rethink: How COVID-related restrictions nearly derailed some battles with substance abuse
Alberta is choosing austerity over the lives of people healing from addiction
National phone line launches to prevent overdose deaths

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence

COVID-19: Depression and anxiety symptoms have doubled in youth, help needed, warn UCalgary clinical psychologists
One stop for affordable housing
The governments of Alberta and Canada will provide more affordable housing for Indigenous peoples in north Edmonton
Supporting Indigenous-led mental health efforts
Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth
Alberta RCMP mobile response team for mental health support
AHS launches free online program to help Albertans deal with COVID stress
Criminal activities drop, mental health calls climb
Poundmaker's Lodge hosts gathering for residential school survivors
Red Deer hospital has new Adolescent Crisis Response Team
Women’s mental health initiative being expanded
FSD Launches Foothills Cares Mental Health Program
Partners involved in enhancing mental health supports in Medicine Hat
Almost 40% of Women with Children Report Anxiety Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic; Canadians Living with Young Kids Report Increase in Alcohol, Cannabis Consumption
Alberta researcher focusing on supporting mental health of health-care workers
Alberta Blue Cross launches MoreGoodDays program to support youth mental health
Alberta women’s shelter Jessie’s House receives $1.1M in government funding
A brighter future for kids now and beyond the pandemic
U of A researcher works with service providers to launch guide for virtual delivery of domestic and sexual violence interventions
Alberta funding local groups as province builds recovery oriented care model to treat mental health
A brighter future for kids now and beyond the pandemic
U of A researcher works with service providers to launch guide for virtual delivery of domestic and sexual violence interventions
Alberta funding local groups as province builds recovery oriented care model to treat mental health
Alberta women’s shelter Jessie’s House receives $1.1M in government funding
Alberta Blue Cross launches MoreGoodDays program to support youth mental health
Alberta researcher focusing on supporting mental health of health-care workers
New study: Albertans turning to alcohol and cannabis to cope with pandemic related PTSD
Partners involved in enhancing mental health supports in Medicine Hat
Almost 40% of Women with Children Report Anxiety Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic; Canadians Living with Young Kids Report Increase in Alcohol, Cannabis Consumption
Maternal mental health sees decline in Alberta: report
Rural Albertans urge government to provide a 24-hour helpline for farmers
Alberta shelter takes innovative approach to domestic violence: Focus on the male perpetrators
'There's a lot of resilience': Why mental health is holding up to COVID-19 better than expected
Coronavirus pandemic unexpectedly assists Calgary’s mental health and addiction strategy
Spike in domestic violence 'serious issue in our city': Edmonton police chief
Eating disorder cases have spiked during the pandemic. Experts are researching why
Alberta teen runs mental health magazine
Budget 2021: UCP criticized for maintaining 'status quo' with addiction and mental health funding
Three organizations receive significant grants from provincial government
Innovative pilot in Claresholm has domestic abusers move out of family home
COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll
Central Alberta Youth Unlimited receives grant to support mental health
Isolation during the pandemic remains significant mental health concern for many Albertans
Alberta’s Text4Hope campaign successful in reducing stress, anxiety amid COVID-19 pandemic: research
‘Anxiety and depression are increasing’: Alberta doctor sees spike in mental health visits
Psychology Month: Associate Minister Luan
Increasing protection for vulnerable Albertans
Calgary agencies partner to launch 'rapid access' mental health program for individuals facing homelessness
Eating Disorder Awareness: Associate Minister Luan
Global Calgary Mental Health Series: Part 1 - Simple stress vs. critical stress
Global Calgary Mental Health Series: Part 2 - Helping children and youth manage pandemic stress
Global Calgary Mental Health Series: Part 3 - Understanding and managing addiction
Global News BC Mental Health Series
2021 Bell Let’s Talk Day focuses on mental health awareness amid COVID-19 pandemic
YOU-AR-OK: free Alberta-made app to boost mental health
COVID-19 contributing to body-related anxiety, school fears among Edmonton teens: expert
New collaboration helps women escape domestic violence
Harmonized Health program offers support to families facing challenges with addictions and mental health
New mental health program launches in central Alberta
MHPS respond to just over 1,200 mental health related calls in 2020
Psychologist fears for health-care workers' mental health amid pandemic

Eating Disorders

Young women with eating disorders aren’t getting the help they need, study says
Deep brain stimulation could treat anorexia, Toronto study finds
Higher Rate of Alcohol-Related Problems Displayed by Women With Eating Disorders
Faster treatment for eating disorder patients aim of conference

Tobacco/Vaping

Opinion: It's time for Alberta to enact strict vaping rules — finally
Alberta reports first case of severe vaping-related lung illness
Vaping causes 'havoc' in the lungs, study with mice finds
University of Alberta program provides nicotine for trauma and surgery patients
One puff of a cigarette is enough to make you addicted, study finds
Use of smoking cessation drug may put people at higher risk for cardiovascular events
NEW RESEARCH: Anti-smoking drug Champix joins the fight against alcoholism
Pregnant and smoking? Study finds nearly half who quit resumed soon after childbirth
Smoking Is The Most Prevalent Addiction Worldwide, With 22.5% Of People Lighting Up
Here’s the Best Way to Get Someone to Quit Smoking
E-Cigarettes Are Gateway to Substance Abuse and Addiction