National Addiction Awareness Week and Community and Addiction Services of Niagara

Nov. 19-25 is National Addiction Awareness Week. This year’s message is Inspiration, Innovation and Inclusion.

Marnie Prokator from Community Addiction Services of Niagara – CASON – talks about programs at CASON which are all free with no referral needed.

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National Addiction Awareness Week is spearheaded by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. CCSA has released a report on the cost of substance use and addiction. It found that in 2020, substance use in Canada cost $49.1 billion, largely from alcohol and tobacco. Opioid deaths accounted for $7 billion with 75% of that attributed to young people dying.

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction –