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Understanding Addiction – Foundational Concepts

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm NST

*This session has been coordinated by the NL Housing and Homelessness Network, and the session is delivered by Paula Delahunty, Addictions Coordinator for the Eastern Health Mental Health and Addictions Prevention and Promotion Team*

This education session provides a basic awareness of substance use and abuse issues. It is intended to increase the foundational knowledge and skill base associated with understanding the process of addiction, the continuum of harms associated with substance use and other behavioral adaptions such as gambling. Paula will discuss the effect of alcohol and other drugs on an individual as well as explores some critical issues related to substance use and behavioral/ process addictions. Topics include:

  • Defining Addiction
  • Understanding Terminology
  • Distinguishing between SUD and Behavioral Addiction
  • Prevalence and impact on Society
  • Identifying High Risk Groups
  • Definitions and drug classifications
  • The 4 C’s of Addiction
  • Treatment planning
  • Relapse and Recovery

– Details on Event Venue –

This session will be taking place in person, at 77 Charter Avenue (entrance on East Drive), in the NL Housing and Homelessness Network’s Provincial Learning Centre. Our location is on a bus route (route 2), and there is free parking across the street from the entrance – please note that the backlot parking is for tenants of the building only.

Need an accessible parking spot pass, or have other accessibility needs? Contact NLHHN’s Communications and Training Coordinator, Emily, at communications-training@nlhhn.org at least two weeks in advance of the session.

If you have any additional questions, please email communications-training@nlhhn.org!

To register, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/understanding-addiction-fundamental-concepts-tickets-687960457247?aff=oddtdtcreator


November 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pm NST