This is National Addictions Awareness Week.
Did you know that many people rely on tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs to cope with the problems in their lives?
Research has shown us that children who experience abuse and neglect are significantly more likely to experience problematic substance use later in life. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study
“I have come to believe that trauma is the problem and substance use the solution…until the solution becomes the problem.” Addiction Counsellor
We see what we want to see. Try to separate the person from their coping strategy;the human being from their substance.
To get help for you or someone you care about, call 1.800.565.8603 or go to Connex. Many services ARE free and help IS available.
Brought to you by the Addictions Awareness Committee of Simcoe Muskoka:
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch
Addiction Outreach Muskoka Parry Sound
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
Part of the Simcoe Muskoka Alcohol and Other Drug Strategy