National Addiction Awareness Week
As National Addiction Awareness Week draws close, I reflect on what it means and how we can educate and help local communities. As someone who has worked on four continents and over 20 years, I feel privileged to be in a position to be able to help someone who is struggling with addictions. No one is immune. It is like saying someone is immune from developing diabetes, blood pressure problems, heart problems, cancer, etc. Similar to all these, addiction, or more correctly, Substance Use Disorder, is another chronic health problem. Rather than reviewing blood results, blood pressure, CT scans, or MRIs, we must review habits, behaviours, and thought processes.