Press Releases - 2014 - 2017

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
Statement from Alberta ministers on federal response to opioid crisis - Dec 12, 2016
Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths - Dec 5, 2016
Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives - Oct 27, 2016
Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil - Oct 7, 2016
Supporting healthy pregnancies: We all have a role to play - Sept 9, 2016
Province improves and expands access to naloxone, opioid treatment and counselling - May 11, 2016
Alberta expands access to addiction treatment - March 23, 2016
Alberta gets new Chief Medical Officer of Health - March 11, 2016
Alberta acts on mental health recommendations - Feb 22, 2016
Alberta Health increases access to kits that reverse fentanyl overdoses - Feb 17, 2016
Alberta acts on mental health recommendations - Valuing Mental Health Report of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee 2015
Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services - Sept 1, 2015
Budget 2015 increases supports for school-based child and youth mental health - April 1, 2015
Alcohol and pregnancy don't mix - Aug. 29, 2014
Funding available to help protect vulnerable children and families - Aug. 21, 2014
Impaired driving kills more than 90 Albertans each year - Aug. 1, 2014
New supports for Albertans affected by eating disorders - July 23, 2014
More support for victims of family and sexual violence - June 11, 2014
More supports for pregnant, at-risk moms and babies - June 10, 2014
Alberta children and families will benefit from CASA Centre - May 9, 2014
AGLC Supports Provincial Efforts to Prevent FASD - April 14, 2014
Budget 2014 Supports Health Minds and Communities - April 11, 2014
Alberta Balances Budget - March 6, 2014
Budget 2014 by the numbers - March 6, 2014
Hazelden, Betty Ford Center have merged - Feb. 10, 2014
Alberta expands mental health supports for children and families - Feb. 3, 2014

Press Releases - 2011 - 2013

Tougher tobacco laws protect Alberta's children and youth - Nov. 7, 2013
Site secured for Medicine Hat Detox Centre - Nov. 7, 2013
Alberta creates new engagement opportunities for communities - Oct. 23, 2013
Human Services Transformation - Oct. 23, 2013
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder learning series support families and caregivers - Oct. 8, 2013
Alberta recognizes International Fetal Alcohol Sprectrum Disorder Awareness Day - Aug. 23, 2013
Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre officially opens - May 24, 2013
Building Alberta: Budget 2013 increases supoorts for vulnerable Albertans - March 7, 2013
Investing in People - February 12, 2012
Budget 2012 - Implications for Alberta's Nonprofit Sector - February 2012
Province Invests in Community Workers who Support Albertans - Feb. 10, 2012
Investing in People - February 12, 2012
Alison Redford Promises Changes to Benefit the Nonprofit Sector - October 5, 2011
Redford Announces Funding Plan for Non-Profits - Sept. 26, 2011

Alcohol/FASD - 2016 - 2017

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
More Detox Beds at the Royal Alex
Public Health Agency of Canada investing in projects to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Symposium looks at how to reduce alcohol-related harms in post-secondary students
Alcohol, energy drinks a dangerous mix: study
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
Giving children alcohol doubles their chances of still drinking a year later, a UNSW study of teens and parents finds
'I felt like I wasn't alone anymore': Edmonton child diagnosed with FASD after battle for testing
The truth about teens and alcohol: Parents, researchers and students weigh in on drinking
Women now drinking almost as much as men
University of Saskatchewan expert helps develop first-ever FASD medication guidelines
Researchers identify blood test that may help predict FASD during pregnancy
Support services for FASD inconsistent across Canada, prof says
Starting drinking alcohol during puberty is associated with future psychological disorders
New responsible drinking campaign to help Albertans make informed choices about alcohol
Supporting healthy pregnancies: We all have a role to play
Researchers uncover genetic effects of FASD
Experts propose new clinical guidelines for diagnosing FASD
New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
Adult Women Diagnosed With ADHD May Face Increased Risk Of Mental Health Conditions, Suicidal Thoughts
Pregnancy test vending machines an 'astounding success' in fight against FASD
Alcohol addiction located in the “stop” and “go” centres of the brain: study
Yukon FASD study prompts calls for 'system-wide change'
Increased alcohol availability in places like Starbucks should concern Canadians: experts
Number of female binge drinkers on rise in Alberta while young men continue to party to excess
Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning and mood problems
Most Canadians enjoy a tipple, but many don’t know health risks: top doctor
The Nature of Things (documentary) WASTED. Leading addiction researchers reveal clues to what causes addiction and make the case for new, compassionate evidence-based treatment
FASD diagnostic clinic helps parents, teachers of affected children
More than 400 conditions co-occur with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), CAMH study finds

Alcohol/FASD - 2013 - 2015

Party season can be challenging for those struggling with addiction
Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: new Canadian guideline
New research supports graphic health warnings on alcohol bottles — including photos of diseased livers
Diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: New Canadian guideline
Women and alcohol: Montreal panel sounds alarm
Spike in mouthwash abuse renews push for unusual treatment program
Smoking and alcohol-related disease in Alberta's poor three times higher than among rich
Why Canada needs a new alcohol strategy
FASD: The often invisible brain injury suffered by kids whose mothers drank while pregnant
Glass of wine a day may increase women’s breast cancer risk: study
Many young Canadians exceed alcohol guidelines
Binge drinking by young women raises future health risks
10 health risks of chronic heavy drinking
ATV drinking and driving taking toll on Alberta health-care costs
No vacancy: Why Calgary addicts are turned away from detox
Program aims to reduce dropouts in addictions treatment
Any dose of alcohol combined with cannabis significantly increases levels of THC in blood
NIH study finds alcohol use disorder on the increase
Binge drinking by young people is increasing, report finds
A sobering thought: One billion smokers and 240 million people with alcohol use disorder worldwide
What is the drug shatter? Here are 5 things to know
Alberta's worsening fentanyl crisis cripples middle class families as doctors struggle to keep up
Finding hope with substance addiction
Marijuana damaging young brains, say experts
Are Sober Bars the Start of a Sober Revolution?
Mixing energy drinks, alcohol tied to abusive drinking in teens
Alcohol may elevate the expression of two enzymes
Alcohol Sense: A Resource for Everyone
Fake bar may be key to helping alcoholics
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous
Women urged to ‘think before they drink’
Differences in Addiction Patterns Between the Sexes
Study puts price tag on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Canada
Alcohol-abuse risks need more attention in Canada, researchers say
CCSA is pleased to announce the launch of the Prevention Hub Canada website
Brain Basis for Female Addiction
Daily drinking increases risk of alcoholic cirrhosis
Women & Addiction: Why Amanda Chose Jail Over Treatment
‘Thanks Alcohol!’ New Alberta awareness campaign targets binge drinking
The Truth About Women and Alcoholism
FASD Research: More Kids Damaged By Women Drinking During Pregnancy Than Previously Expected
FASD: The missing diagnosis
Mums who drink alcohol while pregnant consigning their kids to unemployment and jail
Making cigarettes more expensive means we drink less alcohol - except when it comes to wine
Nunavut FASD posters provoke strong reaction
Alcohol-related disabilities 'invisible' in Canada, advocates say
Alcohol addict’s gender makes difference
Drinking alcohol, even in ‘safe’ amounts, doubles the risk of severe memory loss, study suggests
Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism
Life expectancy calculator points to alcohol, tobacco consumption as biggest factors for who lives the longest
Free pregnancy tests to be available in Alaska bars, restaurants
Smoking Alcohol: The Dangerous New Way to Get Drunk
100,000 Homes: Housing the Homeless Saves Money?
People Affected By Substance Abuse, Binge Eating Share Common Pattern And Brain Structure
Alcohol kills millions a year, WHO finds in new report
Alberta hopes mandatory signs in bars, restaurants, stores will reduce FASD
Women and Alcohol: A Special Report
Addiction Begins in the Brain

Drugs - 2016 - 2017

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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Calgary housing for Albertans overcoming addiction
Adolescent treatment centre marks 10th anniversary of helping at-risk youth
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
Advocate pushes for tighter regulation for addiction counsellors
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
Not 'party drugs': Edmonton city council struggles to understand opioid crisis
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
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
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
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
Prisons dealing with highly addicted populations
Addictions treatment paramount in wake of carfentanil deaths, says physician
Alberta, don't drive high: That's the message of our government's new $167K ad campaign
Alberta universities distribute naloxone overdose kits to combat fentanyl scourge
Use of high-THC cannabis products by youth raises concerns
Cuts to addictions funding pit prevention against recovery
Recovering addicts so influenced by drugs they say they’ll do the unthinkable
Calgary treatment centres scramble to replace lost United Way funding
Feds to tackle opioid crisis through legislation: Philpott
Opioid crisis: Medical experts push Alberta and Canada to declare health emergencies
Opinion: Canada is at an addictions crossroad, but we can draft roadmap to recovery
Hospital stays for opioid overdoses on the rise, warn health researchers
CMHA speaks up during National Addictions Awareness Week
AHS promotes National Addictions Awareness Week
CAMH urges Ottawa to take high-dose opioids off the market
Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives
Experts sound alarm after 40% increase of fentanyl-laced street drugs tested in Canada
Edmonton and area police take on fentanyl from all sides
Fentanyl conference brings experts together in bid to fight growing public health crisis
'Long past time' to act on Canada's deadly opioid epidemic
Alberta justice minister heading to Colorado for pot legalization research
Naloxone saved 400 Albertans from fentanyl overdoses in one year
Hundreds of Alberta fentanyl addicts stuck on wait lists for treatment, says clinic chief
Meth seizures rise 300% in Calgary as police chief calls for more addiction support
Could sex hormones help addicted women stop taking opioids?
Dr. David Swann Town Hall - Closing the Gap on Alberta's Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis
Fentanyl drug of choice for almost 50% of addicts, Alberta addictions experts say
No Alberta state of emergency over fentanyl: province
'Bionic' opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl may already be on Canadian streets
School kids smoking less but experimenting more with synthetic drugs: Health Canada
Hundreds of Alberta fentanyl addicts stuck on wait lists for treatment, says clinic chief
'I have a deficit': Sparse coffers delaying more action on addiction, says Alberta health minister
Fentanyl deaths climbing in Alberta, with 153 dead in first half of 2016
Latest steps to combat opioids are welcomed by Justice and Health Ministers
Experts raise alarm over Alberta’s low spending on opioid treatment
Canada lags behind in adopting safer drug for opioid addiction treatment
Canada’s expensive habit: Adding up opioid abuse’s rising financial toll on the health-care system
Police push for roadside drug testing device ahead of marijuana legalization
Canada must examine why it tops opioid-consuming countries: Health Minister Jane Philpott
NIH-funded research explores role of hormone levels in female addiction
Made-in-Canada approach to opioid addiction gets nod from prominent medical journal
College of Physicians and Surgeons defends opioid prescription standards
Opioid addiction at 'crisis level,' pharmacists hear at Calgary conference
Smoking cannabis with tobacco increases risk of dependence
A new resource for youth about addiction and mental health
Alberta grants raise awareness about dangers of drugs including fentanyl
Combination of marijuana and tobacco in pregnancy may compound risks
Alberta fentanyl wait lists could be deadly: expert
Fentanyl and other opioids for chronic pain put patients on a dangerous slope
The long road back from opioid addiction — Calgary's recovering addicts share their stories
Tighter controls announced for deadly drug W-18
Canadian substance abuse centre issues first-ever national recovery survey
Chief medical officer of health wants more info on opioid deaths in Alberta
Drug overdose survivors more likely to die of subsequent overdose: study
Medical students demand better training to tackle opioid crisis
Some Alberta first responders concerned about impact of Naloxone kits
When the cure becomes the addiction: Weaning patients off methadone
More numbers needed on opioid abuse in the province
Province improves and expands access to naloxone, opioid treatment and counselling
Bill restricting pill presses used to make fentanyl closer to becoming law
Getting high on Imodium dangerous, growing in popularity
Addictions specialist questions why Alberta has taken so long to develop fentanyl strategy as crisis rages
Health Canada moving quickly to regulate dangerous opioid drug W-18
Alberta docs warned of deadly W-18 after seizure
Health Canada to explore national plan to deal with opioid abuse
'It's amazing he's still alive': Calgary mom struggles with son addicted to dangerous drugs
How Canada got addicted to fentanyl
Treating addiction with hydromorphone saves lives and money, experts say
Addiction just one piece of homelessness puzzle
Critics question methadone usage as patient numbers soar in Canada
Alberta is researching supervised injection sites
Canada leads in rates of youth smoking marijuana, alcohol use down: WHO report
Fentanyl an increasing problem but other drugs still causing most overdose deaths
Opiate-blocker naloxone delisted by Health Canada, could soon be available without prescription
Naloxone antidote for W-18 remains a question mark
Alberta reserves struggle to access fentanyl antidote
Alberta to further expand access to fentanyl overdose-reversing drug naloxone
Why W-18, a drug 100 times stronger than fentanyl, will be hard to track
Fentanyl care in Edmonton ‘disappointing’: University of Alberta researcher
Fentanyl overdose kits soon to be available on campus
Canadian Government Investing in Prescription Drug Addiction Research
Fentanyl death toll hits 270 in Alberta, sowing destruction in families of many demographics
Alberta expands access to fentanyl antidote, naloxone
Canada’s opioid crisis leading to more babies born addicted: study
New drug W-18 ‘100 times more powerful than fentanyl’: Calgary police
CBC Investigates – Fentanyl crisis: Easier access to Suboxone urgently needed, experts say
Fentanyl deaths in Calgary in 2015 predicted to soar when final numbers are released
Calgary Police Service suggesting changes to youth drug act
Alberta health minister seeks national solution to fentanyl crisis
Alberta health minister will push for federal help with indigenous health, fentanyl addiction
Death toll from fentanyl in Calgary exceeds fatal crashes, homicides combined
Alberta's former PC government rejected $1.4M in drug treatment funding

Drugs - 2013 - 2015

Drug patch program is here
Health Canada plans changes to allow easier access to overdose drug
Fentanyl antidote one step closer to becoming prescription-free
The Canadian Journal of Addiction – The Rise of Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl & Value of Early Warning (p. 13)
Fentanyl abuse prompts Manitoba to create task force
Federal health advisers recommend approval Tuesday for an experimental implant designed to treat patients recovering from heroin
Drug used in fentanyl emergencies may be available without prescription next year
Fentanyl users face eight-week wait for methadone treatment in Calgary
Fentanyl deaths may have been prevented, journal article concludes
Buprenorphine found superior to Methadone in treating infants born in drug withdrawal
Alberta Health’s naloxone kits shown to save 50 lives
Alberta giving grants to raise awareness of dangers of fentanyl and other drugs
Premier, mayor warn fentanyl crisis deadlier than most Albertans realize
Alberta expands access to life-saving naloxone
Fentanyl antidote should also be administered by EMTs: Alberta paramedics
Street drug fentanyl called Alberta's leading public health problem
Number of beds for youth battling fentanyl addiction 'inadequate': Advocate
Alberta to distribute more antidote kits in wake of fentanyl deaths
Alberta vows more action to combat fentanyl crisis
Canada urged to create national system to track opioid-related deaths
High-potency cannabis damages key brain structure
For women, doctor prescribed painkillers more likely to lead to addiction
Drug Addiction Presents Differently In Men And Women, But Current Treatment Protocols Don't Reflect It
Alberta’s fentanyl deaths have hit a crisis point, critics say
Notley government defends response to Alberta's fentanyl crisis
AHS forms emergency command centre to target fentanyl, expand access to life-saving antidote
AHS proposal may add new treatment spaces for opioid addicts
Improper opioid use has steep, long-term costs
Calgary mother feels like she has her daughter back after years-long drug abuse
Scientists find a new target in the treatment of addiction
W5 investigates: Deadly epidemic follows illicit trade in pain killer fentanyl
Calgary police say fentanyl public health crisis not slowing down with 16 more overdoses — two fatal — in two weekends
Recovery Day Calgary connects addicts to stigma-free help
Calgary Judge calls for more drug courts as addicts speak out at Recovery Day
Alberta Health Services says fentanyl antidote kits have saved lives
Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD
Accused fentanyl dealer issues warning to potential users
The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think
Theme announced for National Addictions Awareness Week 2015 (Nov. 15 – 21): “Addiction matters”
It is a huge issue’: 145 fentanyl-related deaths in Alberta so far in 2015
Changing the way we think about addiction
Prescriptions of opioid drugs skyrocketing in Canada
Long-term brain changes persist years after drug abuse and recovery
Fentanyl-related deaths soar across Canada, report says
Oxycodone prescribing down, but deaths from opioids overall on rise: experts
Methadone therapy cuts HIV-infection rates: study
Alberta Health funds drug kits to prevent overdoses from dangerous opioids
Anti-anxiety drugs added to Alberta's drug-monitoring list
Addiction Isn't Hardwired: Intellectual Pursuits May Buffer Brain Against Addiction
Female drug users shun treatment for fear of losing children: U.N.
No bones about it: Cannabis may be used to treat fractures
Hallucinogenic salvia set to be banned in Canada
Addiction specialists call tamper-resistant opioid formulations a 'gimmick'
Medication May Stop Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Survey: Many doctors misunderstand key facets of opioid abuse
Fentanyl: The king of all opiates, and a killer drug crisis
Province rolls out anti-overdose kits, as fentanyl addicts overwhelm detox beds
Pot use in youth has numerous mental and physical health risks, U of Guelph president suggests
'I was desperate': Calgary teenager watched his life unravel from a fentanyl addiction
Alberta sees dramatic rise in methadone use and costs
Cocaine Changes Brain Making Relapse More Likely
The Government of Canada Encourages Canadians to Join the Efforts to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
Drop in abuse and overdose after opioids were made crush-resistant
Alberta looking at expanding availability of drug used to stop fentanyl overdoses
Shatter drug made of marijuana extract looks like 'toffee'
Study provides new estimates of opioid misuse, addiction
Drugs That Work Differently in Women and Men
Manufacture of emerging drug ‘shatter’ on Canadian market poses dangers to users and makers: police
Pregnant women need better access to methadone programs
Teen’s fentanyl overdose highlights troubling trend in Alberta
Researchers develop first validated method of detecting drugs of abuse in exhaled breath
Finding new ways to treat cocaine dependence could help with all addictions
CAMH study points to greatest harms of cannabis use in Canada
Deadly painkiller linked to rising number of Alberta deaths
Half a million needles handed out as harm reduction program grows in Calgary
Cannabis eases chronic pain better than commonly prescribed opioids, study suggests
Progesterone Helps Cocaine-Addicted Women Stay Abstinent After Pregnancy
Women Are More Likely To Get Addicted To Cocaine Than Men
What's in your medicine cabinet may be fueling drug abuse
High-dose opioid prescribing rising dramatically in Canada
Females Build Up Tolerance To Marijuana Faster Than Males, Study Finds
Making Money from Addiction: 30 Million Americans On Antidepressants. Twenty Facts on America’s Big Pharma Nightmare
Opiate overdose deaths rising across Canada. Accidental overdose deaths not just a problem with street drugs
Harm reduction on Calgary’s streets: An evening in the life of DOAP Team
Opiate overdose deaths have 'risen sharply' in Canada: report
Marijuana Physically Alters the Brain Even For 'Casual' Users
More Addicting Drug than Heroin and It’s Legal
Stories of opioid addiction and recovery
New research shows even low doses of caffeine impact kids, and bodies of boys and girls react differently

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence - 2016 - 2017

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
Pay now or pay even more later: Coalition wants first ministers to boost mental health spending
True Awards go to those who fight mental illness
Family violence increases risk for many diseases while harming mental health, Canada's top doctor warns
#IBelieveYou - Make some noise for surivors of sexual assault
Improving mental health for pregnant women will help babies, too, new partnership says
Calgary Police Service looking to formalize mental health strategy
Edmonton moms at risk get support from innovative, inner city health program
Trudeau announces nearly $70M over 3 years for Indigenous mental health services
Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men
Alberta rolling out new youth mental health treatment approach
HIV-positive women with childhood trauma have double the brain trouble
Trauma and PTSD symptoms linked to increased risk of blood clots in women
Alberta health officials focusing on mental health assistance in wake of Fort McMurray wildfire
Mental health the leading cause of disability leave at Alberta Health Services
Depression, addiction common among young transgender women
Alberta women's shelters welcome new federal funding
Alberta acts on mental health recommendations - Valuing Mental Health Report of the Alberta Mental Health Review Committee 2015
Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline
60 days of mental health conversations: What makes you stronger? #NowImStronger

Mental Health/Trauma/Domestic Violence - 2013 - 2015

When asking for help with mental health, #GETLOUD
A new approach to treating women's mental health issues
Trauma and experience of violence add to complexity of care for people with mental health, substance use problems
Lack of housing, violence, addictions impede Nunavik women’s success: study
Workplace depression often unrecognized, new study says
Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services
Pregnant aboriginal women find 'world of difference' in Edmonton inner-city program
Genetics: No more addictive personality
Closing the quality chasm in mental health and substance use care
After Trauma, Women Face Heart Disease Risk
How bias in mental health care hurts women, from the lab to the medicine cabinet
Serious Mental Health Issues More Common In Women Than Men, Regardless Of Age
A solution to the mental-health system could be a matter of life and death
Borderline personality disorder as debilitating as bipolar disorder
Claudia Black Center Introduces T.O.V.A to Screen for ADHD
Suicide risk remains high after first attempt, can persist for years
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression in Young Women
Evaluating an ADHD Drug As a Potential Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
Trauma and ADHD may lead women to self-harm
The long reach of childhood trauma
Probiotics may hold key to improving mental health
How Canada fails people with mental illnesses
Leading Trauma Expert Highlights the Importance of Spirituality in Psychotherapy for Trauma Victims in New Book
Eating disorders may start before puberty
Why Posttraumatic Stress Could Make Women More Susceptible To Food Addiction
Stress disorder tied to food addiction in women
Mental health problems still seen as sign of failure in society, shocking survey finds
You're sad? Go for a walk: mental health misconceptions hamper treatment
Dealing with depression
People with HIV Suffer from Depression Caused by Shame, Trauma, Substance Abuse
New study points to trauma as a contributing factor in homelessness
Dissociative Identity Disorder, Explained
Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does
Canada has made 'no progress' on psychiatric care wait times, report finds
The Best Way to Treat Depression May Have To Do With the miR-1202 Molecule
Watchdog 'disappointed' by scope of mental health project for female inmates
CAMH and Women's College Hospital to collaborate to advance women's mental health care
Which Heals First, Trauma or Addiction?
Childhood Trauma and Adult Alcohol Abuse: Shedding Light on the Connection
Unresolved Trauma Drives Addictive Behavior, According to New Study
Why the Connection Between Addiction and PTSD?
Forum builds framework to end child sexual abuse
Addictions workshop explores the link between trauma and substance abuse
Domestic violence: The most common cause of non-fatal injuries among women in North America
Look Great and Stay Safe with ‘Date Rape’-Detecting Nail Polish

Eating Disorders - 2015 - 2016

Anorexia Isn’t Just for Teenagers: Why Eating Disorders Strike in Middle Age
The new face of eating disorders: New cases bust stereotypes
Genetic Factors May Increase Risk of Eating Disorder and Suicide
Holidays can be a tough time for people with eating disorders
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tied to higher eating disorders risk
The impact of social support on the risk of eating disorders in women exposed to intimate partner violence
The Secret Struggle: When ADHD and Eating Disorders Go Hand in Hand
The hidden disease: Why aren't more doctors treating eating disorders?
Bisexual women and those confused about their sexuality are 'more likely to suffer from eating disorders'
Study: Eating Disorders Common in Girls With Type 1 Diabetes
Scientists Claim to Find an Anorexia Gene
Eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, alters DNA, affects nervous system: Study
Eating disorder education for Calgary schools planned
FDA approves an ADHD drug as treatment for binge-eating disorder
Where Is the Help for Canadians With Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorders - 2013 - 2014

Autoimmune Diseases Linked to Eating Disorders
'Thinspiration' sites are fuelling teens' eating disorders
Eating disorders cause more Canadian girls to be hospitalized
UK scientists launch hunt for 'anorexia gene': Plea for 1,000 volunteers to help prove health victims are born with deadly condition
Women who begin dieting at a young age are more likely to suffer eating disorders and alcohol problems
How social media can fuel eating disorders
Eating disorder can be disguised as healthy eating
Impulsivity Increases Risk of Food Addiction
PTSD and Obesity: A Weighty Matter
Lifelong Impairment Caused by Eating Disorders Can Be Avoided
Children and adolescents with eating disorders clinically distinct
Pro-ANA: Triggered by Social Media?
Binge eating might influence another kind of bipolar disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders
People with Anorexia Nervosa have Larger Brains


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