Chronic Conditions – National Addiction Awareness Week

This is National Addictions Awareness Week.
NAAW2snipDo you know what diabetes, cancer, heart disease and addiction all have in common?
All are chronic conditions; they are long lasting and often develop slowly over a period of time. What do they also have in common? No one ever chooses to have any of them. To have diabetes, cancer, heart disease or addiction is not a choice.
Successful recovery from addiction also occurs over long periods of time. Recovery involves self-change and/or multiple treatments and sometimes overcoming relapse.

We see what we want to see. See that addiction is not a choice.

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

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Part of the Simcoe Muskoka Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategy.

Author: Diane RN

I'm a Registered Nurse working as a Public Health Nurse with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

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