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National Addictions Awareness Week, Nov. 18-25

Nov 15, 2013
Did you know that many people rely on tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs to cope with the problems in their lives?

­­­SIMCOE MUSKOKA - Did you know that many people rely on tobacco, alcohol and prescription drugs to cope with the problems in their lives?

Research has shown us that children who experience abuse and neglect are significantly more likely to experience problematic substance use later in life. (Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study)

“I have come to believe that trauma is the problem and substance use the solution…until the solution becomes the problem.” – Addiction counsellor.

We see what we want to see. Try to separate the person from their coping strategy; the human being from their substance use.

To get help for yourself or someone you care about, call 1-800-565-8603 or go to www.connexontario.ca. Many services are free and help is available.

Brought to you by the Addictions Awareness Committee of Simcoe Muskoka:

Part of the Simcoe Muskoka Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategy.

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