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Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling, and Gaming Awareness

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Addictions Awareness and Prevention

Alcohol, Other Drugs, Gambling and Gaming Awareness (AODGGA)


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Supervisor Training
Use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling and gaming to change how we feel is a reality for many. While not everyone will go on to develop problematic use, there are still risks to our health and well-being, as well as to the operational readiness and safety of both CAF members and the public. In order to understand and hopefully eliminate the effects of these issues, the Canadian Armed Forces has specifically developed the AODGGA Supervisory Training.

The goal of this course is to prepare personnel in leadership positions to deal with issues of problematic use in regards to alcohol, other drugs, gambling and/or gaming within thier Units. Participants will learn about misuse, warning signs, effective interviewing skills, active listening skills, enabling and how to challenge and change unhealthy workplace cultures.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing the warning signs of issues concerning alcohol, cannabis, other drug use, gambling and gaming;
  • Applying DND policies to alcohol, cannabis, other drugs use, gambling and gaming;
  • Understanding the role of the supervisor in promoting an addiction-free working environment; and
  • Understanding and changing the culture of an organization

IMPORTANT: The AODGGA training will not qualify participants to be considered as counsellors. The training is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or therapy. Treatment issues need to be referred to medical authorities, mental health professionals or Chain of Command.

MITE code is provided upon course completion.

Course Eligibility

The target audience for this course are CAF members who are in a supervisory position and a rank of MCpl/MS and above, or Officers. Where space is available, civilian members of the Defence Team who are in a supervisory position can register.



General Workshop
Use of alcohol, other drugs, gambling and gaming to change how we feel is a reality for many. While not everyone will go on to develop problematic use, there are still risks to our health and well-being.

This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning how to recognize and respond to early warning signs of substance and/or gambling or gaming misuse.

Participants will discuss the following:

  • Alcohol, including staying within the guidelines;
  • Cannabis;
  • Other drugs;
  • Gambling;
  • Internet and video gaming; and
  • Talking about problematic use with others.

IMPORTANT: The AODGGA training will not qualify participants to be considered as counsellors. The training is not to be used as a substitute for treatment or therapy. Treatment issues need to be referred to medical authorities, mental health professionals or Chain of Command.

Certificate of completion will be provided.

Workshop Eligibility

This workshop is open to the 4 Wing Community (military members, civilian employees, veterans and family members 18+)