Events highlighting and promoting how to live healthy, addiction free lifestyles are part of what’s planned for National Addictions Awareness Week, November 16 to the 22.
AHS Community Addictions Services administrator Korie-Lyn Northey says unfortunately addictions affect everyone, regardless of lifestyle, culture, or economic status.
“What we’re trying to do is prevent addictions from developing. We want to focus on the 40 developmental assets, and an example of a developmental asset is family support, when we have parents and extended family members offering high levels of love and support to children.”
Events planned include a presentation on positive mental health and preventing addiction, another presentation on preventing addictions in teens, and members of the public will be invited to make a ‘safe and sober’ pledge on a tree set up at the Public Library.