Islanders invited to addictions awareness events

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Events this week will offer Islanders a chance to learn more about addiction prevention, treatment and recovery.

Prince Edward Island is joining the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week November 13 to 18. Health PEI will host events where staff will be on hand to talk openly with Islanders about various forms of addiction as well as programs and support available to youth, adults, families, and caregivers.

The following events are open to the public:

Addictions Awareness Raising Walk
Tuesday, November 15
Leaving Souris Hospital
17 Knights Avenue, Souris

Public Information Session: Mental Health and Addictions Services on PEI
Wednesday, November 16
7-8 p.m.
Reach Foundation Office
223 Mason Road, Stratford

Addictions Services Resource Fair
Thursday, November 17
1-3 p.m.
Souris Hospital
17 Knights Avenue, Souris

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Mental Health and Addictions Services on PEI
Friday, November 18
12-1 p.m.
Prince County Hospital (St. Lawrence Boardroom)
65 Roy Boates Avenue, Summerside

Islanders seeking help for substance abuse can call 1-888-299-8399. Those seeking support for gambling addiction can call 1-855-255-4255. For more information, visit PEI Addiction Services.

Media contact:
Amanda Hamel
Senior Communications Officer
Health PEI
(902) 368-6135

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