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Refocusing health care: mental health and addiction - April 2, 2024
Upcoming engagement sessions on Recovery Alberta - April 2, 2024
More spaces at safe places for vulnerable women - March 19, 2024
Building a future of mental wellness - January 16, 2024
Supporting recovery through the holidays - December 20, 2023
Enhancing mental health supports for farmers and ranchers - November 27, 2023
Recovering opioid-related health care costs - October 31, 2023
World Mental Health Day - October 10, 2023
Creating more shelter space in Edmonton - September 1, 2023
Minister of Mental Health and Addiction mandate letter - August 2, 2023
Helping kids improve their mental health in schools - April 27, 2023
Caring for victims of domestic violence - April 25, 2023
Building a recovery community with Enoch Cree Nation - April 24, 2023
Helping people in need, keeping Edmonton safe - April 19, 2023
Helping people in need, keeping Calgary safe - April 14, 2023
Supporting sexual assault survivors in Alberta - April 6, 2023
Expanding access to youth eating disorder treatment - April 5, 2023
Opening doors for more Albertans - March 22, 2023
Alberta’s government is partnering with CASA Mental Health to expand youth mental health supports to ensure youth across Alberta can access treatment closer to home - March 6, 2023
Expanding access to detox and recovery in Calgary - February 15, 2023
Next steps for Red Deer overdose prevention site - February 3, 2023
Supporting pre-treatment housing in Calgary - January 27, 2023

Press Releases - Archives

News Articles

Alcohol/FASD

New Canadian guidelines to help doctors address patient alcohol use and treatment
UCalgary Nursing students address on-campus alcohol consumption
Alberta clinic to help study how psilocybin may treat alcohol use disorder
'Acceptable risk': AHS to update website reflecting new federal alcohol guidelines
Alberta schools begin launching mental health pilot projects
Hangover headaches are the least of your worries. Scientists say drinking can be hard on the brain
Record number of people died from alcohol and drug use during the pandemic: StatsCan
CCSA Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

Drugs

Poundmaker’s Lodge expanding addiction treatment service into Saskatchewan
Support group for mothers with substance abuse challenges launches in Red Deer
Nearly 1,700 Albertans died from drug-poisoning in 2023: Alberta Health
Lethbridge community organization gets new addictions treatment licence, adds 46 beds
AHS raises awareness around addiction, recovery
UCalgary pilots substance-free housing for students
Canada expands drug strategy to prevent more overdoses, provide additional services
10 predictors linked to opioid overdose in chronic pain patients
EMS responses to opioid-related calls in Edmonton reach all-time high in 2023
Half decade of legal cannabis sees rise in health concerns, hospital visits
Drug-poisoning deaths in Alberta remain high, new records set: Alberta Health data
Stoney Nakoda Treatment Centre opens its doors
Wilderness-based recovery centre opens in Central Alberta
National Overdose Awareness Day
Why Alberta researchers are monitoring wastewater for opioids, lethal drugs
Alberta drug poisoning deaths fall in May, but still among highest on record
With thousands of N.W.T. evacuees in Alberta, local experts fear impact of toxic drug crisis
Kids overdosing is a public health emergency, Canadian pediatricians say
Bearspaw First Nation to meet with federal officials as opioid crisis worsens
Edmonton substance users can get drugs checked at new downtown testing site
New Alberta study examines drug poisoning cases involving fentanyl and benzodiazepines
'Tranq dope' making dire situation worse on the streets of Alberta, outreach workers say
Alberta marks deadliest month for overdose deaths in April
Grand Opening of the Red Deer Dream Centre
'Do whatever it takes' First Nations doctor has different way of thinking about addiction
‘Bad batch’ of street drugs pushes opioid overdoses to record level in Calgary
Canada, U.S. and Mexico looking to combat fentanyl overdose crisis together
Building a recovery community with Enoch Cree Nation
More than 1,600 Albertans died from drug-poisoning deaths in 2022: provincial data
Government of Canada highlights $144 million from Budget 2023 that would help address harms related to substance use across Canada
Canada’s first 2SLGBTQ+ addiction treatment centre to open in Calgary

Gambling

More awareness needed on sports gambling influence on youth: advocates, researchers
300,000 Canadians at 'severe' or 'moderate' risk of gambling problems

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence

New mental health program for kids in Alberta schools launching this year
YWCA Lethbridge one step closer to doubling bed capacity of women's shelter
Bigstone Cree Nation declares state of local emergency due to mental health, addictions issues
Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference
Family Violence Prevention Month
Domestic violence in Central Alberta is getting more severe, with adequate supports lacking, say advocates
Dynamic team responds to mental health calls in Central Alberta
Northern Alberta town opens emergency shelter
Shoppers, supporters ‘upset’ by sudden closure of The Post
Give Me Shelter: Alberta woman who fled abusive marriage now helps others at WIN House
Building a future of mental wellness
988 hotline for those facing mental health crisis launches across Canada
Enhancing mental health supports for farmers and ranchers
988 hotline for those facing mental health crisis launches across Canada
AHS Street Connect team expects more homeless to access its services
Alberta government increasing supports for foster caregivers
Rural, remote Alberta women, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Indigenous people face disproportionate housing insecurity
New peer support line offers help for Alberta first responders
Alberta eating disorder support programs seeing a rise in demand among youth
Creating more shelter space in Edmonton
Minister of Mental Health and Addiction mandate letter
‘Mike Marches Again for Mental Health’ to stop in several Central Alberta towns
Wood’s Homes breaks ground on new youth mental health facility in northwest Calgary
Demand on the rise for Africa Centre's free counselling services in Alberta
Mental health, addiction, suicide prevention standards introduced in Canada
Alberta counsellor moves mental health therapy from couch to climbing wall
A treatment centre in Calgary is tackling complex mental health issues
Four First Nations in Alberta are close to having their own mental health clinic
No end in sight to kids' mental health crisis, Calgary doctors warn
Canada is experiencing a ketamine shortage. What this means for clinics treating depression
Grande Prairie girl new Miss Teenage Alberta, hopes to be advocate for mental health
Helping kids improve their mental health in schools
Caring for victims of domestic violence
Northern Alberta First Nation calls for mental health workers, support after suicides in Fort Chipewyan
Helping people in need, keeping Edmonton safe
Helping people in need, keeping Calgary safe
Supporting sexual assault survivors in Alberta
Expanding access to youth eating disorder treatment
Psychedelic drug ketamine being hailed a life-saving mental health treatment in Alberta
Alberta shelters seeing increase in domestic violence cases
Youth mental health support now available at Grande Prairie Regional Hospital
New Calgary mental health centre for youth
Alberta’s government is partnering with CASA Mental Health to expand youth mental health supports to ensure youth across Alberta can access treatment closer to home
Supporting pre-treatment housing in Calgary

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

One in three: Vaping rates have doubled among Alberta's young people
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