How to talk about Addiction
How to talk to your friend or loved one about addiction
Addiction can have an effect on everyone in a community
If we decrease stigma and increase our knowledge, together we can all play a role in wellness and recovery of our loved ones. The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health offers a FREE online course we invite individuals to take;
Addiction: We need to talk about it
Sometimes people don’t recognize the negative impacts of their substance use. Start the conversation with your friend, family member or neighbour to show you care.
Let’s work together to decrease stigma by changing the language we use.
Many things can play a part in your loved one experiencing addiction:
- Genetic factors
- How drugs interact with the brain
- Mental health issues
- Coping with thoughts and feelings
More than 50% of people with substance use disorders also struggle with mental health problems, including trauma and grief. It’s important to treat both to create balance of our Mind, Emotions, Body and Spirit.