November 12-18, 2017 is Saskatchewan Addictions Awareness Week (SAAW). SAAW offers a chance for communities to play a role in addressing alcohol and drug misuse. Health regions are recognizing this important week by hosting events in their communities.
Local events encourage individuals to learn more about alcohol and drug misuse, the potential harms associated with these activities, and how to connect for help with mental health and addictions services.
Addressing mental health and addictions issues is complex, and it takes the efforts of many organizations, services and individuals working together to ensure that citizens with mental health and addictions issues have their needs met in the most appropriate and coordinated way. The Ministry of Health supports the recommendations of the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan.
Alcohol, Drug and Addictions Resources are available to assist individuals, families, service providers, physicians and communities support those with mental health and addictions issues.
For more information about SAAW, please contact your regional health authority or the Ministry of Health, Community Care Branch at (306) 787-7239.