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AHS Launches Public Education Campaign in Advance of Cannabis Legalization

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Alberta Health Services is launching a public awareness campaign this week, in advance of legalization, to increase awareness and understanding of the risks associated with cannabis consumption and provide harm reduction strategies for those who choose to use. Alberta Health Services created DrugSafe — a trusted source for Albertans to…

Celebrate the SWAT “Fun in the Sun” Day

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Looking for something to do at the end of August? Prefer to spend some time celebrating a milestone with a local community coalition? Wanna learn more about substance abuse and safety? Well… here’s something to do! August 25, 2018 Lambert Park, Strathmore 11:am – 3:00pm We are working on bringing…

New Calgary facility aims to help youth at risk of mental illness

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

A step in the right direction for youth mental health! Click here for link.  

SWAT now provides trained faciliators for the Cannabis: Let’s Talk Alberta project.

On June 1, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Cannabis: Let’s Talk Alberta is a community conversation research project funded by Health Canada in partnership with the University of Victoria’s Insitute of Substance Use Research. This is a Canada wide approach to open the discussion with the advent of the decriminalization of cannabis. As this is an active research…

Innovation Providing Employment to People Who Have Suffered from Addiction.

On April 18, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Substance abuse doesn’t have to be just all gloom and doom… there can be success from the bonds of addiction! It’s been done, and you can too! It just goes to show you that all the talk about harm reduction and education is not just lip service. When we reduce…

What Kind of Grad Parties Are There?

On April 16, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

With high school graduations just around the corner, I thought we could learn a little bit about grad parties. Yeah, I know we all probably went to our own and may or may not remember that night, but here’s an article that runs down the various types of parties and…

Naloxone (AKA Narcan)

On April 16, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

While SWAT does not endorse or advocate for any one of many treatments for overdose incidents, there is much talk about Naloxone (aka Narcan). If you wish to learn more about it, here’s what Alberta Health Services has put out on it’s website. Click here for link!

How to talk to your kids about fentanyl

On March 31, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

How to talk to your kids about fentanyl: click here to view article

Robb Nash Project

On March 15, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Ever hear about Robb Nash? Check this out: The Rob Nash Project! Truly dedicated to saving our troubled youth! Click here for video

Globe and Mail Article Re: Cannabis and Education

On March 15, 2018, Posted by , In Uncategorised, With No Comments

Now that cannabis is going to be decriminalized, perhaps we will begin to see more academic and health related research on the effects of it. Click Here For The Article