Welcome to Four Weeks of Awareness of Hope

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 4:48pm

November is Addictions Awareness Month in Capital Health district.

Four Weeks of Awareness and Hope is a positive campaign to share information and resources about addiction. We all want to live in healthy communities! Contributing to healthier attitudes and behaviours related to the use of alcohol, other drugs and gambling is an important part of improving the health of Nova Scotians.
Here's a link to a CBC Information Morning interview in which Dan Steeves, one of our Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services (APTS) team members, talks about changing our culture of risky drinking: http://www.cbc.ca/informationmorningns/2011/10/31/changing-the-way-we-see-drinking/
At APTS, we're working hard to promote healthy lifestyles and to help end addiction stigma so that all people feel safe in seeking the help they need.
How can you help end addiction stigma?
1. Check out and share our "Get Help Stopping" videos at http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/addiction-prevention-treatment-services/videos

2. "Like" our facebook page! It's a great place to access positive information and messages about addiction-related events, research, treatment and supports! www.facebook.com/addictionprevention

3. Encourage people to get the help they need! There are a variety of self-help and assessment tools at http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/addiction-prevention-treatment-services/self-help-assessment and individuals may contact our Central Intake Service (424-8866 / toll free 1-866-340-6700) to explore programs and services. Our service operates 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
Have ideas to help us promote Four Weeks of Awareness and Hope? Please contact Rachel Boehm at 424-8083 or rachel.boehm@cdha.nshealth.ca.