Press Releases

A safe place for Calgary women escaping poverty - September 28, 2019
Expanding access to treatment and recovery - New support for treatment and recovery will give Albertans greater access to publicly funded addiction spaces - September 11, 2019
Safe, stable homes for Calgarians - September 6, 2019
Expert panel to review supervised consumption sites - August 19, 2019
Alberta Health Services review: Minister Shandro - August 8, 2019
New affordable housing opens for Edmonton families - June 26, 2019
Supporting mental health and addiction recovery - June 21, 2019
New affordable homes for Calgarians - June 21, 2019
Supporting affordable housing in Stony Plain - March 15, 2019
New Red Deer homeless shelter - March 14, 2019
New centre to support children's mental health - February 11, 2019
New Chief Medical Officer of Health - February 1, 2019
Supporting Albertans throughout the holidays - December 12, 2018
Taking action on opioids crisis in Lethbridge - December 7, 2018
Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe - December 6, 2018
New legal supports for sexual violence survivors - December 5, 2018
Protecting Albertans through mental health support - November 27, 2018
Albertans honoured for preventing violence - November 23, 2018
Supporting children’s mental health in Calgary - November 15, 2018
World Mental Health Day: Premier Notley - October 10, 2018
New 24/7 mental health clinic for Edmonton - October 4, 2018
Provincial support eliminates CUPS wait list - September 21, 2018
Overdose Awareness Day: Minister Hoffman statement - August 31, 2018
New opioid crisis supports for Indigenous people - August 29, 2018
Peace River opioid campaign gets provincial help - August 23, 2018
More mental health services for Calgary families - July 27, 2018
New opioid treatment clinics in northern Alberta - June 11, 2018
Expanding mental health supports in schools - May 7, 2018
Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis - April 5, 2018
New federal opioid funding will help save lives - March 10, 2018
Overdose prevention site opens on Blood Tribe - March 9, 2018
Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces - February 7, 2018
New children’s mental health supports - January 29, 2018

Press Releases - Archives


Sheldon Kennedy Child 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

Partnership for a Drug-Free Kids

Parents360 Rx

Drug-Free Canada

PDFC Battle Won Ware Not Over

News Articles


Government of Canada supports projects to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada
Alcohol-related deaths remain a ‘silent epidemic’ in Canada: expert
More Canadians hospitalized for alcohol and drugs than heart attacks, strokes: study
Despite warnings, alcohol consumption not going down
Opinion: Pushing progress for treating fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Prenatal exposure to alcohol affects a million Canadians. Why it’s time to start tackling our hidden drinking problem
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder more prevalent in certain groups: study
Even moderate alcohol consumption increases stroke risk
New Food Guide addresses ‘elephant‘ in the room: the dangers of alcohol
London Drugs rolls out rapid hepatitis C screening test in Calgary
New detox centre the first of its kind for an Alberta First Nation
AHS looking to improve FASD services
Canada’s new food guide takes a tougher stance on alcohol
No more wasted nights: How young Albertans are finding options to party without booze
Chief public health officer sounds alarm over alcohol abuse among women
Alcohol is killing Canadians, so why are we still drinking?
Why Mommy Drinks: The Scary Truth About Alcohol And Mothers
Construction begins on new AHS youth detox facility in Red Deer
There is 'no safe level' of alcohol, global study confirms
Lakeland centre trying to fight the ‘invisible disability’
More supports needed for people with FASD, say advocates
Why Binge Drinking Is on the Rise in Canada—and Why It’s So Dangerous
Alcohol-related deaths in Canada increasing faster for women than men: report
No amount of alcohol safe for pregnant women
More than a million Canadians could have fetal alcohol syndrome disorder: study
Edmonton supportive housing complex for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder a Canadian first
Alcohol among biggest risk factors of early-onset dementia: Canadian study
Radical harm reduction for illicit alcohol may save lives, studies find


Expanding access to treatment and recovery - New support for treatment and recovery will give Albertans greater access to publicly funded addiction spaces
Province commits $140 million to drug treatment to combat opioid scourge
Red Deerians talk supervised consumption at town hall meeting
Social agencies feel pinch as funding hits new lows
Provincial supervised consumption services review draws hundreds in Lethbridge
Alberta government reiterates support for naloxone kits after concerns it may enable some drug users
Chocolate can throw off THC tests for edibles, and scientists are puzzled
Men twice as likely to consume cannabis as women, StatsCan survey suggests
Most Canadians prefer drug treatment that doesn't rely on opioid replacement: poll
Health officials warn naloxone won't work on latest street drug mix
Lethbridge may ask province to freeze funds for supervised consumption site
Safe consumption site still seeing high rates of crime: Calgary Police report
Expert panel to review supervised consumption sites
Changing drug supply in Alberta means overdoses are harder to reverse, healthcare workers warn
More than 4,300 overdoses reversed at Alberta supervised consumption sites since 2017: Report
Alberta draws fire after naming panel to review impacts of supervised consumption sites
UCP announces committee to review supervised drug consumption services
Feds commit to help fund Nunavut’s addictions treatment centre
Dangerous new mix of opioids and benzo-type drug has no overdose antidote, Alberta health officials warn
Government of Canada invests in new measures to address the opioid crisis and emerging drug threats
Government of Canada supports efforts to better understand how substance use affects Indigenous communities
Harm-reduction advocates raise concerns as Alberta plans supervised consumption site review
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor defends supervised drug-consumption sites
New study links recent cannabis consumption with memory, cognitive issues
Lethbridge mayor calls for help in fight against drug epidemic
Edmonton's supervised consumption sites 'making an impact' in first year
A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit
Debate over supervised consumption sites ramps up across Alberta
Edmonton's supervised consumption sites 'making an impact' in first year
Highly addictive crystal meth a growing concern in Edmonton
Overdose prevention site helps reduce fentanyl deaths in Red Deer
'Clients fall off:' Calgary program helps recently released prisoners with hep C
'We don't want to be over-optimistic': Deadly fentanyl overdoses on the decline in Alberta
Opioid-related death statistics released in new Alberta Health study
Health Canada announces funding for community-based cannabis public education and awareness initiatives
Edmonton doctor opens opioid clinic geared to South Asian community
UCalgary and partners create new course for physicians to reduce opioid use
Funding for new safe injection sites frozen by Alberta government until further notice
Federal prison in Alberta expected to be first to open supervised drug injection site
Supervised injection site at Drumheller should not replace needle exchange program for inmates: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
Opioid-related death count up to more than 11,500 nationally: government data
Calgary could host vital research on cannabis's role in reducing opioid deaths
Edmonton councillors call for specific steps to cope with opioids
Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B suit for pushing opioids despite risks
Addressing the opioid crisis through innovative treatment options and investments in frontline projects and research
New Calgary collective brings together experts of all kinds to tackle street-level drug use
Meth making a comeback in Edmonton, warns police chief
Forest Lawn resident says safe consumption site poses danger to community
First-time cannabis use up after legalization, StatsCan reports
More than 10,000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses in less than 3 years: PHAC
Interactive opioid addiction exhibit aims to educate
Opioid deaths keep climbing across Canada
Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta
Calgary scientists believe they’re close to producing non-addictive painkillers
Record number of Alberta opioid deaths in 2018 taking its toll on Calgary firefighters
14 overdose calls in 4 days prompts Grande Prairie RCMP to issue warning to drug users
Red Deer business owners eye former nightclub as one solution to city's growing drug problem
Opioid crisis needs more attention and investment
Alberta harm reduction groups grade political parties’ response to opioid crisis
Early and Regular Cannabis Use Is a Strong Predictor of Cognitive Impairment
More than 10,000 Canadians died from opioid overdoses in less than 3 years: PHAC
Opioid deaths keep climbing across Canada
Calgary scientists believe they’re close to producing non-addictive painkillers
'We're mourning their loss:' Red Deer plagued by highest rate of fentanyl deaths in Alberta
Opioid deaths in Alberta hit record high in 2018, but show signs of slowing
U of A lab receives funding to help prevent opioid addiction in chronic pain patients
What we know about how safe cannabis is for pregnant women and breastfeeding moms
Cannabis consumption on the rise in Canada since legalization: Study
Daily cannabis and skunk users run higher psychosis risk
Council allocates $1M to address safety concerns around Calgary's supervised consumption site
Health officials scramble to confront meth 'epidemic' in emergency rooms
Airdrie mother brings support group for those affected by opioids to Calgary
New opioid implant offered to Canadians as potential addiction treatment
Women more prone to drug addiction: Study
Concerns around safe drug site aired at emotional city hall meeting
Thorpe implements new programs
A look inside Red Deer's overdose prevention site
Federal Court rules in favour of Edmonton drug consumption sites after businesses wanted them shut down
Drug-impaired driving on the rise, cannabis-impaired driving mellow: Commission report
Alberta Health Services – Harm Reduction for Psychoactive Substance Use Policy
Calgary councillor hands out naloxone kits to colleagues, demos how to save a life
Fentanyl-related deaths continue to climb in Alberta
Calgary’s only supervised consumption site gets green light for another year, but faces springtime review
Council sanctions plan of attack on social chaos linked to safe consumption site
Medicine Hat Safe Consumption Site location announced
Coalition on opioid use holding public sessions Tuesday and Feb. 12
Federal, N.W.T. gov'ts commit $760K to fight opioid addiction in territory
Tech solutions to overdose crisis raise questions of accessibility and practicality
Supervised consumption site helping combat overdose deaths in Calgary
Supervised drug consumption site to be welcoming, safe environment: Turning Point
Canada needs better data on drug users with overdose-induced brain damage, doctors say
Mental health expert warns of 'significant increase' in cannabis-induced psychosis
Chances of surviving an overdose may depend on where person lives
Beltline businesses near safe injection site frustrated with rise of violent crimes
Number of opioid overdose deaths may be plateauing: Alberta Health report
Safe consumption site has become magnet for drug dealers in Beltline, say police
Opioids are killing 2 Albertans every day, according to new report
Advocates call for decriminalization as Alberta fentanyl deaths continue at virtually same, peak rate
2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year
Taking action on opioids crisis in Lethbridge
Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe
Reports of crystal meth use triple among addictions clients, AHS says
Don't keep naloxone kit in your car this winter, health advocate warns
Southern Alberta Indigenous group ends addictions awareness week with powerful message
Dozens of suspected opioid overdoses reported on Alberta First Nation within 48-hour period
Heavy cannabis use tied to strokes, researchers say
On the opioid front line: How Alberta family doctors are playing a bigger role in addiction treatment
Edmonton’s fourth supervised drug consumption site open
Beyond naloxone: use drugs for drug users, Edmonton city committee hears
Substance abuse a costly issue in Alberta: study
Substance use costs $1,000 to $2,600 per person in Canada each year, study says
Personal drug use should be decriminalized, addictions expert says
National Addictions Awareness Week
Hope for cannabis as treatment for opioid addiction
Province regulates addiction treatment facilities and counsellors
Bill 30: Mental Health Services Protection Act
County community coalition tackles opioid crisis
Edmonton Councillor proposes giving out opioids to fight drug crisis
Vaping rates for high school students still climbing in Alberta
Top Alberta doctor says medical system ready for potential boom in pot-driven E.R. visits
Crystal meth eclipsing opioids on the Prairies: ‘There’s no lack of meth on the street’
40 minutes inside the fentanyl crisis
Edmonton teenager calls for overdose education after ‘life-or-death’ situation
On top of the grief, there's the shame: families of victims frustrated with stigma of opioid use
ER doctor explains human side of addiction
'Cannabis 101': Province ramps up public education as legalization looms
Calgary Dream Centre Radiothon Ready to Raise Funds and Awareness
Families affected by opioid crisis need more support, Alberta prof says
New Coalition on Opioid Use presents to Lethbridge City Council
'The crisis is not abating': New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada
Red Deer calls on Alberta gov't to pay for 'consequences' of gaps in addiction services
New Canadian Medical Association head calls for debate on decriminalizing opioids
Opioid overdoses killed more than 1,000 Canadians in the first quarter of 2018
Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses Regarding Updated Data on Canada’s Opioid Crisis
The push for workplace policy revisions to address recreational cannabis
'The crisis is not abating': New stats show opioid deaths on the rise in Canada
Construction begins on expanded addiction treatment facility near Priddis
Overdose Awareness Day: Minister Hoffman statement
Alberta youth advocate says concrete action needed on opioid education
Scores continue to die from fentanyl as International Overdose Awareness Day observed
Stories shared at International Overdose Awareness Day
Overdose Awareness Day: Minister Hoffman statement
New opioid crisis supports for Indigenous people
Peace River opioid campaign gets provincial help
Calgary safe drug consumption site sees usage drop
Overview on AHS Supervised Consumption Services
The Opioid Crisis in Canada's Prisons Part of a Larger Problem
Needle exchange program saved my life: former addict
Amid opioid fears, Alberta universities offer students a dose of reality for back-to-school
Marijuana found in breast milk up to six days after use
Calgary Homeless Foundation to withdraw funding of Keys to Recovery Program
Opioid overdose calls hit record for Calgary firefighters
Editorial: Drug site has value
Trying to save lives: Naloxone training in Yellowhead County
Edmonton's safe injection sites look to add staff and capacity due to demand
Safe consumption will cost $2M/year
National Website Designed to Educate Emerging Adults about Risks of Cannabis
Calgary addiction recovery program forced to close its doors
Calgary's only supervised consumption site sees dramatic increase in traffic
Health Canada expects pressure to mount to declare opioid crisis an emergency
Suboxone on trial at Alberta emergency rooms to curb opioid addictions
Forced detox program for child addicts failing families, Edmonton mother says
No easy answer for opioids
'They wake up out of a fog': Opioid taper program helps chronic pain patients wean off powerful drugs
Suboxone on trial at Alberta emergency rooms to curb opioid addictions
Forced detox program for child addicts failing families, Edmonton mother says
Alberta needs an opioid strategy specifically for youth: Child advocate
To combat opioids, forced detox program for youth needs expansion, say advocates
'Help us': Cluster of overdoses prompts call for help by Grande Prairie outreach groups
Opioid death toll in Canada nearly 4,000 last year, new data show
Opioid-related deaths soar in British Columbia, Alberta
Opioid treatment centre coming to Bonnyville
Substance Use Costs the Canadian Economy Billions
Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces intent to severely restrict marketing of opioids
Website launched to teach youth about risks of cannabis
Neighbours air concerns about supervised drug consumption site in meeting with ministers, AHS
New opioid treatment clinics in northern Alberta
Province announces expansion to Lethbridge safe consumption site
Opioid crisis worsening, ARCHES exploring new harm-reduction methods for addicts
Opioid dealers target Alberta reserve struggling with overdoses
Public Health Agency of Canada announces funding to help frontline workers communicate the health and safety facts about cannabis
Many Canadian workplaces not ready for legal marijuana, World Cannabis Congress told
Alberta fentanyl deaths decrease in early 2018, as Calgary area continues to have highest rate
Alberta’s opioid response commission term extended
Cannabis patient numbers increasing in Alberta hospitals
Experts say Alberta’s drug education urgently needs an update
Crystal meth most common drug used at Calgary safe consumption site
Calgary coalition on supervised consumption hopes to see mobile site by the fall
Atypical overdose symptoms becoming a growing trend after high-dose, quick fentanyl injections
Why Alberta plans to offer prescription opioid injections
‘You never think it’s going to happen to you’: Opioid crisis claiming lives in Alberta suburbs
Health Canada's prescription opioid stickers will warn of addiction risk
Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments
Calgary safe consumption site leads clients to treatment program
Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis
Alberta's opioid crisis shows no signs of relenting in 2018
Federal campaigns have educated millions of youths about dangers of pot: minister
Fentanyl overdose deaths continue to plague Alberta, report shows
Sheldon Chumir is ground zero in fighting the opioid crisis
Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis
Naloxone nasal spray for opioid overdoses now free for eligible First Nations and Inuit, feds say
Edmonton addictions specialist wants stigma taken out of safe consumption sites
Supervised consumption site at Royal Alex hospital set to open
Ottawa making it easier for doctors to prescribe methadone and heroin
Southern Alberta first responders say collaboration key to combat opioid crisis
Alberta schools adding anti-overdose kits, training teachers to use
Overdose prevention site opens on Blood Tribe
Alberta commission recommends more overdose prevention sites across province
New opioid treatment clinic coming; core communities likely location
New tools for family doctors in opioid crisis
New Lethbridge supervised consumption site sees 80 people in one week
New national guideline sets out best practices for treating opioid addiction
Eleven overdose deaths in Red Deer this year were preventable, officials say
We have to keep people alive before we can help them fight addiction
Jason Kenney's drug comments slammed by NDP MLA whose daughter overdosed
Council told naloxone kits not enough to reverse Edmonton opioid epidemic
Red Deer’s opioid crisis: six dead last month alone
U of C professor’s research helps launch first safe consumption site in Alberta
Sun Life to add medical-marijuana coverage to group benefits plans
Calgary not so high on public consumption of cannabis: survey
AHS deploys neon yellow LRT trains in $700K opioid awareness campaign
Edmonton peace officers to be equipped with naloxone kits as city combats overdose crisis
Lethbridge safe drug consumption site will be a North American 1st, official says
Feds announce funding for 14 marijuana research projects across Canada
Red Deer readies for supervised drug consumption site
Naloxone kits distributed by Alberta Health Services may not contain naloxone
New government data shows Alberta carfentanil deaths increased by 330% in 2017
McLeod: Doctors are working to solve Alberta's opioid crisis

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence

High suicide rates for Indigenous youths sparks action from Alberta government
'Learn the signs': Campaign launched on World Suicide Prevention Day
New women’s domestic abuse shelter supports Calgary’s newcomers
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches on-campus 'Carry It' campaign
Alberta government cuts $3.2M in funding to Calgary Homeless Foundation
Calgary mental health and addictions strategy survives council vote
Depression top risk factor for substance use during pregnancy, study finds
Housing for homeless Calgarians on the way
Want to improve your mental well-being? Go sober, study says
Programs to support mental health and addiction recovery coming to Red Deer
Supporting mental health and addiction recovery
New affordable housing opens for Edmonton families
New affordable homes for Calgarians
Experiencing withdrawal: What it’s like to stop taking antidepressants
No residential addictions treatment centre in N.W.T.'s new mental health plan
With budget debate looming, committee votes to stop work on $25M mental health and addiction strategy
Alberta-wide text and chat line launches amid increased demand for sexual assault services
Mental health survey looks at children and youth in Red Deer
Enforcement alone won't fix downtown crime linked to mental health, addiction: police
Southern Alberta ranch uses animal-assisted therapy to support mental health
Turning the tide of homelessness in Calgary
'Homeless ICU' could solve the revolving door in Alberta's emergency rooms
A third of homeless shelter workers struggle with PTSD, 'compassion fatigue': study
Turning the tide of homelessness in Calgary
Youth mental-health spaces in Calgary get colourful makeover
Opinion: I bet you didn't think domestic violence was that bad
Supporting affordable housing in Stony Plain
300% increase in overdose interventions taking toll on Drop-In Centre staff
New Red Deer homeless shelter
Temporary shelter for addicts given year-long extension by troubled Red Deer city council
AHS invest additional $206K in school mental health programming
Building mental health and wellness capacity for central Alberta students
FDA approves ketamine-like nasal spray for depression
Alberta provides $200-million for new child mental health facility
Most Alberta men would stand up against domestic violence, survey finds
Pot use linked to higher risk of depression, suicide in teens: study
City allocates $3 million to 19 non-profits to tackle mental health
Volunteers sought for health, provincial advisory councils
Firefighters hope coin will spark conversation about mental health
Rebuilding after domestic violence: How one Alberta woman lost everything
People with binge-eating disorders don’t get enough help in Alberta
Expanded mental health services tops list of needs for Central Health Advisory Council
Work begins on $25M strategy to tackle addiction and mental health
Calgary seeks expert advice for city’s first mental health and addictions strategy
Central Alberta women’s shelter sees 200 per cent jump in outreach clients
Housing help for Calgary women in crisis
New legal supports for sexual violence survivors
Albertans honoured for preventing violence
Sheldon Kennedy Centre launches trauma-training program
Supporting children’s mental health in Calgary
Protecting Albertans through mental health support
Preventing violence and helping survivors
Preventing violence, creating healthy communities
Three types of depression identified
People with mental health-related disabilities are twice as likely to be victims of assault: StatsCan
Public safety sector looks to proactive training in focus on mental health
Alberta child advocate releases reviews focused on mental health support for youth
Notes from the Dome: U of A help, mental health awards and two new MLAs
Province invests in affordable housing in Edmonton
1st-ever rural Alberta homeless count will gather data on 'chronic housing shortages'
New 24/7 mental health clinic for Edmonton
OurYYC On the Road: Mental Health Matters
AHS, CMHA spreading the word about mental health in Alberta
Childhood trauma can leave scars on DNA, Harvard-UBC study finds
Alberta's mental health system 'cracking at the seams,' says co-author of review
Public session on mental health and addiction services planned for September 25
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter embraces new program
New day program for youth brings addiction and mental health services 'closer to home'
More mental health services for Calgary families
Nenshi pitches $25M fund to combat mental health issues, addiction and crime
Without government support, Indigenous healing lodge forced to turn some women away
Funding barriers hurt Edmonton women escaping addiction, sex trade, warn advocates
Women in Need Society turns to partnership with Mustard Seed to keep resource centres open
New stable housing for homeless in Calgary
Mobile mental health crisis teams sent to northern Alberta after teen suicides
Mental health 'recovery college' opens in downtown Calgary
CMHA asking you to #GetLoud for mental health this week
Province announces mental health funding
New Alberta online tool aims to stop domestic violence
More help needed for rural domestic violence victims in Alberta
Mental Health Task Force launched in Airdrie
Homeless to Housing Coalition helping valley residents in crisis
Investing in safe housing for women in crisis
Finding Home: Calgary's at-risk population goes beyond the 'visible homeless'
More supports for survivors of sexual violence
More early trauma intervention needed to greatly reduce chronic homelessness: study
On Calgary streets: Dignity, at the end of life
More early trauma intervention needed to greatly reduce chronic homelessness: study
Safer Spaces program helps nearly 400 survivors leave violent homes in first year
Finding strength and hope: Parenting through bipolar disorder presents unique challenges
After falling short of 10-year goal, Homeless Foundation touts successes, vows to finish mission
New children’s mental health supports
Mom urges more mental health care as fentanyl threatens family again

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


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


Press Releases/News Articles

Non for Profit Community

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Special Events/Meetings

National Addictons Awareness Week (NAAW) 2018