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Strengthening addiction treatment for youth and young adults - November 25, 2022
Growing 211’s mental health and addiction support capacity – November 23, 2022
National Addictions Awareness Week – November 20, 2022
Expanding mental health, learning supports for schools - November 16, 2022
Nicholas Milliken was sworn in as Alberta’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addiction - October 24, 2022
Protecting Albertans from high-risk opioids - October 5, 2022
$124 million in new funding to expand Alberta’s response to addiction crisis - October 1, 2022
Alberta’s first recovery community nearly complete - October 1, 2022
Taking action on homelessness with $63 million in new funding - October 1, 2022
More help for children with trauma - September 23, 2022
Opioid deaths continue to decline in Alberta - September 22, 2022
Helping more Albertans in their pursuit of recovery - August 19, 2022
Red Deer recovery community slated for fall completion - July 20, 2022
Red Deer police to offer addiction treatment - July 19, 2022
Opioid deaths declining: Associate Minister Ellis - June 29, 2022
Keeping Albertans safe from domestic violence - June 16, 2022
Alberta’s government is helping community organizations expand and develop new mental health and suicide prevention supports for youth - June 10, 2022
Supporting improved mental health in rural Alberta - June 9, 2022
Overdose prevention app now available province-wide - June 8, 2022
Improving the mental health of seniors - June 7, 2022
Supporting the mental health of young Albertans - May 12, 2022
Lethbridge police play key role in addiction treatment - March 18, 2022
Improving addiction treatment access in Medicine Hat - March 18, 2022
Toward an Alberta model of wellness - March 15, 2022
New recovery community to be built near Edmonton - March 9, 2022
Partnering to build Indigenous housing in Calgary - January 25, 2022
New homes, brighter futures in Fort Saskatchewan - January 19, 2022

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

More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks, new report suggests — especially for women
Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines: Final Report for Public Consultation
Deep-brain stimulation can help reduce alcohol cravings and consumption, study finds
Virtual walk for sobriety helps Canadian women face alcohol addiction
Edmonton managed alcohol program touts success as Kwanlin Dün prepares own program
Increase in Alberta pandemic alcohol sales exceeds national average
Alcohol-related illness increases in Alberta since the start of the pandemic
No alcohol is good for your heart: World Heart Federation takes aim at alcohol industry claims that drinking has benefits

Drugs

Alberta Mental Health and Addiction Ministry to double down on recovery-focused mandate
Addiction recovery: Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at conference
U of C to lead Recovery on Campus initiative across Alberta post-secondary schools
Addictions don't discriminate
Indigenous training centre director feels left out in the cold in Alberta
She lost two sons to overdoses. At 52, she returned to school determined to address addiction in Indigenous communities
Grassroots recovery camp hopes to continue supports into winter
Deadly new synthetic opioid reinforces need to be proactive in Alberta: harm reduction advocates
Nicholas Milliken was sworn in as Alberta’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addiction
Sylvan Lake recovery centre amplifies need for more facilities in rural Alberta, expert says
University of Calgary to lead provincewide post-secondary recovery program
Central Alberta Narcotics Anonymous member shares story of recovery
Research, remedy and regulation: the changing dynamics of psychedelic therapy in Alberta
Health Minister shuts the door on NWT-based treatment centre
New treatment for severe opioid addiction coming to Red Deer
Calgary community health staff to be dispatched to non-emergency crises as pilot project
Alberta to increase access to prescription opioids while limiting locations for treatment
Brand new way to treat patients: Ketamine injections approved for Alberta's community facilities
Psychedelic therapy now regulated in Alberta
N.W.T. health department unveils plan to address shortcomings in addiction services
Protecting Albertans from high-risk opioids
$124 million in new funding to expand Alberta’s response to addiction crisis
Alberta’s first recovery community nearly complete
Opioid deaths continue to decline in Alberta
Lethbridge organizations continue to support those recovering from addictions
People at high risk of opioid overdose achieve improved outcomes through safer supply program
Client intakes steady for new recovery camp
‘Saving their life’: Naloxone kits are easy to use, readily available for community
Alberta's drop in opioid-related deaths shows recovery-oriented policy working, expert says
Alberta RCMP recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day 2022
More kids hospitalized for cannabis poisonings after edibles legalized, study finds
Addictions recovery program for queer youth to open in Calgary next spring
Indigenous group walks to honour loved ones lost to overdoses
Helping more Albertans in their pursuit of recovery
Lethbridge looking at sober interim shelter to help lessen homeless problem
Alberta records 118 drug poisoning deaths in May
Five opioid related deaths reported in Grande Prairie in May
Report finds ‘unintentional poisoning’ is leading cause of ER visits for homeless Albertans
$5.3 million to bolster substance addictions programs in Alberta
Red Deer recovery community slated for fall completion
Red Deer joins other cities in police offering addictions help for suspects
Alberta women march to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction
Link between drug use and isolation
Safeworks safe consumption site will remain open as province begins talks of wraparound services with Drop-In Centre
Calgary addiction centre prepares for post-Stampede spike in people seeking treatment
City councillors and staff get lesson on naloxone use
Opioid deaths declining: Associate Minister Ellis
Alberta wilderness therapy program secures funding for future
The CACAC Breaks Ground on the Centre of Excellence
'Absolutely terrifying': Addiction recovery centre temporarily moved to city's outskirts
‘I don’t know what to do’: Patients, staff left hanging amid abrupt closure of methadone clinic
Alternative to methadone shows promise for those addicted to opioids: researchers
Harm reduction organizations sign open letter calling for better data on Alberta treatment programs
Alberta’s safer-supply committee urges close monitoring of opioid consumption
Alberta records 285 opioid overdoses over February, March
Alberta opioid deaths could still hit grim record despite decrease from December
Canada took a step toward decriminalizing hard drugs. Here's what it can learn from other countries
N.W.T. government not doing enough to treat, prevent addictions, says federal auditor
Construction starts on Lethbridge recovery community
Early success is shown in Calgary for virtual opioid program
'Mass poisoning crisis': Canadians need to change how we talk about drug deaths, advocates say
Synthetic opioid more powerful than fentanyl on the rise in Canada
Edmonton opioid-related EMS calls increase 299% since 2018
Mobile illicit-drug testing pilot program coming to Calgary
Group of national clinicians, researchers lambastes report informing Alberta’s safe supply committee
Falling through gaps: Albertans with addictions can't always secure 'life-saving' medication
Lethbridge, Blood Tribe Police to offer immediate access to addiction treatment
Toxi-City: Deadly drugs in Edmonton — Overdoses are happening across all neighbourhoods and families are bearing the brunt of the crisis
Toxi-City (Part 2): Deadly drugs in Edmonton — Combating overdoses in city streets and pedways
Toxi-City (Part 3): Deadly drugs in Edmonton — How is the Alberta government tackling the problem?
Canada's opioid crisis: How families of overdose victims are coping
Lethbridge police play key role in addiction treatment
Improving addiction treatment access in Medicine Hat
Toward an Alberta model of wellness
New recovery community to be built near Edmonton
Alberta Budget 2022: Province to provide $60 million more over three years on recovery services for people with addictions
Alberta in talks to open overdose prevention sites
Albertans lobby for harm reduction rethink as opioid crisis continues
Court of Appeal reserves decision on Alberta ID policy for supervised drug-use sites
Effects of cannabis can last hours or days longer than expected: U de M study
Alberta safe supply committee starts work
Pandemic, stigma a double barrier to health care for people who use substances, says public health expert

Gambling

300,000 Canadians at 'severe' or 'moderate' risk of gambling problems

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence

Alberta doubles funding for mental health, learning supports in schools
Alberta Government endorses national plan to end gender-based violence
The Outreach Centre’s equine therapy pilot project helps clients heal from domestic violence
Canada's Premiers Announce Recipients of the Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care
Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: Regional Spotlight and Key Factors
Taking action on homelessness with $63 million in new funding
More help for children with trauma
Taking action on homelessness with $63 million in new funding More help for children with trauma
Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines: Final Report for Public Consultation
Alberta’s first mental health and wellness park breaks ground in northwest Calgary community
Alberta RCMP launch new, highly innovative Community Safety and Well-being Branch
Calgary's homeless sector reacts to 'housing first' study released this week
Albertans can now access ‘one-stop shop’ online for domestic abuse resources
Roughly 60 individuals access Counselling Alberta in two months
How A Small Canadian City Took On Chronic Homelessness
Project seeks to connect targeted Central Alberta Black Muslim women with mental health services
Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: Spotlight On 2SLGBTQ+ Communities in Canada
Alberta aims to make mental health supports more affordable
Supporting improved mental health in rural Alberta
Keeping Albertans safe from domestic violence
Women’s Hub helps women find support
Alberta’s government is helping community organizations expand and develop new mental health and suicide prevention supports for youth
Improving the mental health of seniors
Edmonton pilot project aiming to get homeless emergency patients into stable housing
Calgary shelters, services struggling to keep up with rising demand, advocates say
Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: Spotlight on Suicidal Ideation and Substance Use
Schizophrenia Society of Canada Launches Cannabis and Mental Health, an Online Suite of Digital Resources
Alberta Children’s Services announces new implementations for support
Alberta RCMP introduces a specialized team for sexual and domestic violence in Grande Prairie
Supporting the mental health of young Albertans
Enhanced care for youth mental health coming soon in Alberta
AHS, RCMP partner to support mental health
Lethbridge Police Service partnership with Alberta Health Services serving mental health and addictions needs
Government of Canada Begins Work with Partners on National Standards for Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Study raises questions about risks of using medical marijuana for mood and anxiety disorders
Toward an Alberta model of wellness
Province steps in to break the cycle of child abuse in Central Alberta
A national mental health plan could benefit LGBTQ2S+ communities across Canada
Support for domestic abuse survivors ‘more challenging on every level’ in rural Alberta
Partnering to build Indigenous housing in Calgary
New homes, brighter futures in Fort Saskatchewan
LPS to join new provincial mental health response platform this spring
Ponoka mental health advocate’s story is spotlighted in national TV spots

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