National Addictions Awareness Week

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — November 21, 2022

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) takes place across Canada every year during the third week of November. National Addictions Awareness Week is an important opportunity to focus on the risks associated with alcohol and other drugs and share information about prevention and recovery.  This year, the theme is A Community of Caring, focusing on the ways communities in Canada are supporting people who use substances or are living with a substance use disorder.

National Addictions Awareness Week is an important opportunity to focus on the risks associated with alcohol and other drugs, and share information about prevention and recovery.  This year, the theme is A Community of Caring, focusing on the ways communities in Canada are supporting people who use substances or are living with a substance use disorder.

Throughout the week of November 20 to 26,residents can use the hashtags #CommunityCaring and #NAAW2022 on social media to share how their community is helping.

Residents in need of help can visit their community counsellor, wellness worker, or local health centre. Residents can also check out some of the available online supports like EHN Addictions Virtual Aftercare or Wellness Together Canada.

For more information on resources and supports for NWT residents, visit www.gov.nt.ca/wellness.

 

For media requests, please contact:

Jeremy Bird

Manager of Communications

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

Jeremy_Bird@gov.nt.ca 

1-867-767-9052 ext. 49034