In The News: Alberta brings in rules for treating alcoholism and drug addiction, enforced by fines up to $100,000

The province is preparing to regulate addiction treatment facilities and launch a college to oversee professionals who call themselves counsellors and therapists. Legislation tabled Tuesday

CanFASD Article Summary: Maternal Intellectual or Developmental Disability and Newborn Discharge to Protective Services

Intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) includes challenges in intellectual functioning (learning, problem solving) and/or everyday skills and social skills, beginning before the age of 18.

Pregnancy may play a protective role against alcohol use disorder

Edwards AC, et al. Am J Psychiatry. 2018;doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2018.18050632. Research findings published in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicated a potential causal relationship between pregnancy and reduced risk for

Protecting Albertans through mental health support

The province is proposing a new professional regulatory college and licensing requirements to protect Albertans receiving mental health services or attending residential substance-use treatment facilities.

Crisis calls to Alberta women’s shelters up 10% in 2 years

Women in Alberta are facing an increasing risk of being murdered by an intimate partner and crisis calls are up 10 per cent in two

Statement by Rita Notarandrea, CEO, on National Addictions Awareness Week 2018

Ottawa, November 26, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to launch National Addictions Awareness Week from November 26

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