Press Releases

Provincial support improves opioid treatment - Dec 19, 2017
Opioid services improved for South Asian community - Dec 8, 2017
Sherwood Park gets new opioid treatment clinic - Nov 15, 2017
Calgary supervised consumption site approved - Oct 27, 2017
Supervised consumption sites approved in Alberta - Oct 18, 2017
Expanded opioid treatment helps more Albertans - Oct 6, 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day: Statement from Associate Health Minister - Sept 9, 2017
Preventing FASD in Alberta - Aug 31, 2017
Support for life-saving opioid program - Aug 16, 2017
Improving post-secondary students’ mental health - June 20, 2017
Supervised consumption services consultation begins - June 14, 2017
Helping Calgary’s homeless get the right support - June 8, 2017
New mental health, substance use beds at Royal Alex - June 6, 2017
New commission to guide opioid emergency response - May 31, 2017
Calgary housing for Albertans overcoming addiction - March 27, 2017
New Federal opioid funding will help save lives - March 10, 2017
Beds to help youth with addictions in Red Deer - Feb 21, 2017
Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces - Feb 7, 2017

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Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre - Profile

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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


Alcohol among biggest risk factors of early-onset dementia: Canadian study
Radical harm reduction for illicit alcohol may save lives, studies find
Launch of Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada an Information Guide for Canadians on Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Use
Alberta FASD Conference 2017
Immune cells may not be at root of fetal alcohol syndrome
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is way more common than you thought
Drinking alcohol while pregnant could have transgenerational effects
Alcohol sends more Canadians to hospital than heart attacks: report
More Detox Beds at the Royal Alex
Public Health Agency of Canada investing in projects to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Agencies collaborate against FASD in Alexis
Symposium looks at how to reduce alcohol-related harms in post-secondary students
Alcohol, energy drinks a dangerous mix: study
Adults exposed to alcohol before birth appear prone to health conditions: survey
AGLC launches responsible drinking campaign aimed at young adults
National conference signals growing awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Giving drinks to alcoholics, a look inside the Calgary program
Sugar acts similarly to alcohol or cocaine in our brains, says neuroscientist
The global toll of fetal alcohol syndrome
Giving children alcohol doubles their chances of still drinking a year later, a UNSW study of teens and parents finds


'It's frustrating and it’s challenging': First responders struggling with opioid-related deaths in Edmonton
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
Opioids could impact Calgary's plan to end homelessness: Mayor
Results of the Survey on Opioid Awareness, November 2017
Opioid crisis takes toll on Grande Prairie frontline workers
Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk
New care guidelines released as number of babies born dependent on opioids increases
Alberta researchers help launch study to compare opioid treatments
Grande Prairie task force to take on opioid crisis in 2018
'We can't just do the first aid': Doctor says Alberta needs long-term strategy to address opioid crisis
Getting exact numbers on opioid-related deaths can be complicated for Boyle Street Community Services, but the Edmonton organization says it's experience the highest number of them this year
DOAP Team keeps disadvantaged Calgarians safe during extreme cold snap
Breakthrough brings non-addictive opioid alternatives a step closer
Montrealer heads clinical trial of opioid treatment options
Calgary addictions centre struggling to keep up with demand as donations drop, says director
Alberta funds $560,000 grant to tackle opioid crisis in Calgary's South Asian community
N.W.T. residents find healing in the South, MLAs to report on follow-up treatment in the North
Provincial support improves opioid treatment
Canada's opioid deaths on pace to hit 4,000 for 2017, far above last year's tally
Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: expert
Calgary firefighters have administered naloxone to 326 patients since December 2016
Edmonton fentanyl addiction prevention group lacks qualifications, critics say
Fentanyl test strips could lead to false sense of security, Health Canada warns
Calgary non-profit offers free naloxone clinics to fight stigma of drug addiction
Concerns about St. James addictions treatment centre based on 'misinformation': Calgary specialist
'I feel like myself': Renfrew Recovery Centre expands opioid misuse therapy
Opioid overdose deaths in Alberta jump 40 per cent over last year
Sherwood Park gets new opioid treatment clinic
The hospital on the front lines of Edmonton's opioid crisis
Drunk or high – don’t drive!
Alberta medical students seek fund to inform youth on cannabis risks
Second-hand 'toke' could lead to failure of workplace drug test: study
Alberta medical students seek fund to inform youth on cannabis risks
Second-hand 'toke' could lead to failure of workplace drug test: study
Health Canada eyes opioid restrictions for popular painkiller
Alberta Government to look into date rape drug testing
CARBC becomes the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Alberta NDP open to conversation on decriminalizing possession of hard drugs
Reduce opioid prescriptions in favour of non-drug alternatives, pain management coalition urges
AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - Calgary Zone
AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week - Edmonton Zone
Alberta group helps families affected by opioid crisis send photos of loved ones to prime minister
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Presents a National Conference on Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment and Recovery
Calgary's new supervised consumption site already catching drug overdoses, co-ordinator says
A new study found a big problem with a popular opioid addiction medication
Alberta urged to fund addiction services for Calgary's South Asian community
Alberta approves pilot programs for injectable opioid therapy
Calgary supervised consumption site approved
Canada's first drug inhalation site to open in Lethbridge
Supervised consumption sites in Edmonton, Lethbridge get federal approval
Province hands out 31,000 naloxone kits that have halted well over 2,000 overdoses
Alberta mulls over using kits that can check for presence of fentanyl in batches of drugs, but price and questions of their efficacy hinder confidence in their use, experts say
Alberta unveils marijuana framework, calls for minimum age of 18 to buy
Expanded opioid treatment helps more Albertans
Alberta mulls over using kits that can check for presence of fentanyl in batches of drugs, but price and questions of their efficacy hinder confidence in their use, experts say
Alberta unveils marijuana framework, calls for minimum age of 18 to buy
'You're trying to solve a drug problem with another drug': Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions
Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring
Reports of crystal meth use in Alberta nearly triple in five years, AHS says
Alberta sees spike in youth reporting meth use, seeking help
Just junk jumps in the help heal those with addictions
Calgary-based app wants to fight overdoses with technology
Life after addiction: survey examines recovery in Canada
Health Canada to launch new campaign warning youth about risks of cannabis use
Western study finds negative effects of adolescent marijuana use may be reversible
FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds
Calgary's drug court needs more money, mayor to tell feds and province
Alberta medical examiners gather grim evidence on opioid epidemic
Alberta government looking to increase the range of first responders carrying Naloxone
Support group formed amid drug overdose crisis
Alberta paramedics warn of dangers of possible fentanyl stickers
Uptake slow at opioid dependency clinic despite demand
Experts urge a physician-assisted solution to the opioid crisis
International Overdose Awareness Day: Statement from Associate Health Minister
Fentanyl crisis continuing to kill more than one Albertan per day
Fentanyl crisis continuing to kill more than one Albertan per day
Alberta government hiring data analyst in fight against opioid crisis
Agency applies to build supervised drug consumption site in Lethbridge
Drug expert urges patients on high-dose painkillers to get naloxone
Advice line for health care professionals could curb growing opioid crisis, save lives
Supervised drug consumption sites in Red Deer to be discussed
Fentanyl contributed to hundreds of deaths in Canada so far this year
Advice line for health care professionals could curb growing opioid crisis, save lives
Supervised drug consumption sites in Red Deer to be discussed
Fentanyl contributed to hundreds of deaths in Canada so far this year
Study: Increasing marijuana use during teen years linked to psychosocial problems
Airdrie mother wants to see more support for parents of youth battling fentanyl addiction
Health officials warn of limitations to newly available opioid test strips
Calgary debates where and how to sell cannabis, eyes liquor-store model as template
Former teen fentanyl user on cross-country journey to understand root causes of crisis
Improved security for Safe Harbour facilities – Safe Harbour celebrates 10 years
Calgary police seeing increase in opioid-impaired driving
Health Canada to allow importation of drugs needed to treat opioid addiction
Overdose deaths from potent sedative carfentanil climb in Alberta
Lethbridge coalition seeks safe and legal site for drug consumption
Beltline cautiously welcomes proposed supervised consumption site
With legalization coming, researchers implore federal government to make it easier to study cannabis
'It is going to get worse before it gets better': Health minister on opioid crisis
Lighthouse program will go on
'Just because it is legal doesn't mean it is good': Obstetricians worry about marijuana law
Supervised consumption services consultation begins
Calgary's 1st supervised drug use site to be at Sheldon Chumir centre
'It is going to get worse before it gets better': Health minister on opioid crisis
Supervised opioid consumption site planned for Calgary, 4 applications in Edmonton
New commission to guide opioid emergency response
Trudeau says governments must find a lasting solution to opioid epidemic
Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada - Report
First-quarter fentanyl deaths jump 61 per cent over same period last year
Little pills, big trouble
'We have the answer': Drug court model could help with opioid crisis, says manager
Declare Alberta fentanyl health emergency now, says B.C. advocate
On the Blood reserve, progress in the fight against opioid addiction and deaths
Flyers condemning planned Windsor Park addiction centre prompts impassioned response
Police force working 'aggressively' on Calgary's first safe injection site
CCSA Applauds Opioid Guideline
Edmonton comes out strongly in favour of supervised injection sites
The inside history of Canada’s opioid crisis
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts
Alberta sees costs, no cash cow from federal cannabis legislation
Opioid addicts turn to psychedelic plants to treat withdrawal, but doctors warn of risks
Liberals table bills to legalize pot, clamp down on impaired driving
Alberta opioid report shows fentanyl deaths still on the rise
How doctors can stop making opioid addicts
Specialized youth clinic in downtown Edmonton will offer addiction, mental health services
McMaster study pegs cannabis as potential predictor of relapse for female methadone patients
Tax revenue from pot sales should be invested in mental health, addictions services: advocacy group
Calgary housing for Albertans overcoming addiction
South Country eyeing modern addictions facility
Adolescent treatment centre marks 10th anniversary of helping at-risk youth
Calgary Drug Treatment Court is being overwhelmed by the opioid crisis
Opioid overdose risk rises with use of anti-anxiety drugs, study finds
Majority of bystanders who administer opioid antidote don’t call 911: study
New federal opioid funding will help save lives
Federal government announces $6 million for Alberta opioid crisis
Addiction is not a choice, it’s a disease: Calgary addictions expert
Advocate pushes for tighter regulation for addiction counsellors
Calgary Drug Treatment Court is being overwhelmed by the opioid crisis
Ontario, Quebec, Alberta reach health deals
Swann says the growing fentanyl crisis is driving up property crime 'dramatically'
Adolescent treatment centre marks 10th anniversary of helping at-risk youth
Braid: Lethal opioids are Alberta's undeclared emergency
'So many people are dying': Calgarians rally for action on opioid crisis
Safe injection sites could open in Edmonton within a year
Calgary cops want nasal naloxone to battle fentanyl crisis
Not 'party drugs': Edmonton city council struggles to understand opioid crisis
Ecstasy and other recreational stimulants tied to heart damage: study
As fentanyl deaths climb in Alberta, event warns students of the danger
CBC Radio Interview with Trevor Loria - Opioid Crisis
'We've got a crisis': Nenshi pitches Calgary to feds as 'test bed' for fighting opioid crisis
Fentanyl killed 343 Albertans in 2016, including 149 in Calgary
Calgary's fentanyl crisis: A close look at the numbers
Alberta gives firefighters access to naloxone kits as fentanyl overdose deaths rise
The children left behind
Calgary homeless shelter sees spike in fentanyl overdoses
Red Deer’s Safe Harbour to open a detox centre staffed with nurses
Possible link between sports and substance abuse: University of Alberta study
Firefighters use naloxone to save overdosing Calgarians 45 times in under six weeks
More Canadian babies born with opioid addiction and withdrawal
Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms
Calgary Mayor Nenshi on opioid crisis: We need to have 'serious conversation' about safe consumption sites
Canada seeks cigarette-style warnings on opioids amid rising deaths
Drug users stealing high-end grocery items such as meat and baby formula to fund addictions: Calgary police
Researchers reveal connection between female estrogen cycle, addictive potential of cocaine
New form of fentanyl discovered on Calgary streets
Naloxone kits help Calgary firefighters prevent 25 fentanyl deaths since mid-December

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence

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
We’re facing an anxiety epidemic. If we don’t make big changes, it will get worse
Home for vulnerable, impoverished women officially opens on bittersweet note
Canadian youth struggling without adequate mental health support
Women Who Experience Trauma or Have PTSD Are at Higher Risk of Developing Lupus, Study Suggests
Provinces should follow Alberta's lead on addressing homelessness among LGBTQ2S youth
Mental health funding boost for Calgary students
Improving Red Deer College’s student mental health
Addressing homelessness and violence in central Alberta
Nunavut gov't explores possibility of trauma, addictions treatment centre
Trauma dogs lend helping paws to children struggling with aftermath of abuse
Women’s shelter works to help clients identify past trauma
Experiencing anxiety or depression during pregnancy? There will soon be an app for that
High River grief support group carries on despite AHS funding cut
Calgary mental health services see impact of Netflix series 13 Reasons Why
Youth depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts reduced as result of University of Alberta pilot program
New Edmonton clinic offers mental health supports for youth
Alberta devoting $25.8M to post-secondary mental health services over next 3 years
Edmonton judges to launch mental health court to ease case backlog
Braid: Calgary way behind in mental health beds, but Edmonton gets more
‘Such a stress reliever’: Home for men in need gets funds for essentials
Swann calls for added mental health services for Calgary; province says more on way
New mental health, substance use beds at Royal Alex
Province finds bed for teen with mental health issues after judge slams province
Domestic violence in Airdrie at 'epidemic levels', four times Alberta average
Swann blasts NDP on mental health review
Alberta Health says more addiction and mental health initiatives coming this spring
Mental health providers ask for city assistance as need exceeds expectation
Supporting survivors of sexual and domestic violence
Report says mental health funding would yield economic benefits
Let's Talk defuses mental health stigmas: advocates
University of Calgary's sexual violence policy being changed

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
Calgary charity plans to build new eating disorder treatment facility
Higher Rate of Alcohol-Related Problems Displayed by Women With Eating Disorders
Faster treatment for eating disorder patients aim of conference


One puff of a cigarette is enough to make you addicted, study finds
National Non-Smoking Week: Health Canada must embrace harm reduction and next generation products
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

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Special Events/Meetings

National Addictons Awareness Week (NAAW) 2017