We can't treat addiction with incarceration. Not Today.
Untreated substance use contributes to thousands upon thousands of preventable deaths every year. The stigma around addiction doesn’t just keep people from seeking help—it inhibits the advancement of effective treatments.
Today, CAMH researchers are tracking the connections between mental illness and substance use. By approaching addiction the same way as illnesses like depression and anxiety, we’re gaining more objective knowledge and, ultimately, using this knowledge to inform policy, improve treatments and save lives.