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National Addictions Awareness Week 2015

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CAMH is marking National Addictions Awareness Week 2015 with research findings, blogs, tools and other resources focused on substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, and our solutions for change. Problem Gambling will also be featured. We will have more content over the course of the week, so be sure to check back and stay tuned!


Monday, November 16

When it comes to improving the lives of people recovering from addiction -- and advancing the specialty of addictions nursing -- CAMH Advanced Practice Nurse Sara Ling wants to make a difference.Advanced Practice Nurse Sara Ling

Despite being linked to an increased risk of psychosis, people with schizophrenia are much more likely to smoke pot. A new CAMH pilot study is investigating why this is so.
Cannabis and schizophrenia

Psychiatrist field notes: Reflections on approaches to concurrent disorders

CAMH psychiatrists speak candidly about how they approach patients with concurrent disorders.


Tuesday, November 17

What leads someone to become addicted to gambling? Dr. Nigel Turner is investigating this question.
Nigel Turner


Wednesday, November 18

Paul, a patient of CAMH's Addiction Medicine Services, tells us about his recovery from addiciton and how a little dog named Bella helped him to turn his life around.
Paul and Bella


Thursday, November 19

Substance abuse can easily sabotage an offender’s return to the community. CAMH is providing expert advice to a new Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) project that aims to break that cycle.
Prison Cells


In what’s being hailed as the largest clinical change to Ontario's addiction system in more than two decades, CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) is rolling out a new package of screening and assessment tools that will result in better treatment for clients accessing addiction services.





Friday, November 20

An outpatient in CAMH's Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service, Cassy now understands how addiction and mental health problems can go hand in hand. She’s also started to feel that she deserves to get better.

CAMH client Cassy


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