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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about prevention, to talk about treatment and recovery, and to bring forward solutions for change.

CCSA is busy planning NAAW 2020 and the dates and theme will be announced shortly. In the meantime, please review the tools and resources from the 2019 campaign below.

Spread the Message

The team at CCSA created a suite of resources to help reduce stigma. These resources were designed to help you facilitate conversations and increase awareness of the stigma surrounding people who use substances, their support networks and service providers.

Using the hashtag #StigmaEndsWithMe, please share your NAAW activities on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and show how you are trying to end stigma within your community. You can share your plans, photos and social media information by emailing or tag us on social media. 

This National Addiction Awareness Week, we encourage you to read and share our stigma primer and use what you learn to recognize stigmatizing language, attitudes and behaviours that surround people experiencing the harms of substance use.

2019 Campaign Resources

Take the “Stop Stigma” Pledge


Stigma ends with all of us.

Are you ready to pledge to help end the stigma surrounding substance use and addiction? Print and fill in our pledge form, take a selfie, and share it online with #StigmaEndsWithMe. Don’t forget to tag us @CCSACanada!

Join the Conversation Online 

Download and share our social media graphics with your online communities or use posts from our NAAW Social Media Content Bank. You can also add a custom frame to your Facebook profile picture to help raise awareness. Try our #StigmaEndsWithMe frame or our National Addictions Awareness Week frame.

Read and Share Stigma Resources



Use our button template to make your own NAAW or buttons.



If you have any questions about NAAW, please contact us.

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