Addictions Awareness & Prevention

Addictions Awareness & Prevention

Addictions Awareness and Prevention is a core component of the Strengthening the Forces (STF) Health Promotion programming. Its mandate is to promote a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle within the CAF community by developing and delivering primary interventions such as:
  • Education and personal skill developing
  • Developing an environment that is supportive of an addiction-free lifestyle
  • Addressing organizational policies that support an addiction-free lifestyle
Courses and Workshops
  • Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling & Gaming Awareness (AODGGA) General Workshop
  • Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling & Gaming Awareness (AODGGA) Supervisor Training
  • Quit It! Tobacco and Vaping Cessation
Briefings, presentations and workshops are available upon request.

Mocktail Services

To support an addiction-free environment among the CAF community, the Health Promotion team is available to provide mocktail services at 4 Wing functions throughout the year. Let us know what your event theme is or the type of drink you're looking for and we'll find one that fits!

At this time, mocktail ingredients must be paid for by the requesting organizer/Unit. The Health Promotion team will provide the beverage dispensers and service during the event.

Fatal Vision Goggles

After consuming alcohol, many people have a difficult time determining their level of impairment, which can unfortunately lead to making regrettable decisions. Impairment can last for more than 24 hours after cannabis use, well after other effects may have faded. Drugs impair you by affecting balance and coordination, motor skills, attention, judgement, reaction time and decision-making skills.

Fatal Vision Goggles Kits (Alcohol & Cannabis) are available through the Health Promotion Department for Units to sign out. These are great activities for PD days and/or special events/functions. The Health Promotion team is also available to come to your location with the kit and activities and run them for you.

Resources
General Addictions Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addictions

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Alcohol Canada's Low Risk Drinking Guidelines

Éduc alcohool

MADD Canada
Cannabis Cannabis in Canada

Canada's Lower Risk Cannabis Guidelines

Cannabis: What You Need to Know
Gambling Responsible Gambling Council
Tobacco Use Risks of Smoking

The Benefits of Quitting

The Five Stages of Quitting

Tips for Helping Someone Quit Smoking
Vaping &
E-Cigarettes
About Vaping