The goal of the Was It Worth It? anti alcohol and violence campaign was to break the link between alcohol and violence in at risk communities across Canada as a whole and to create awareness of the effects of alcohol use and abuse and its potential consequences.
Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental illness. Find help for yourself or others.
MADD Canada’s mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. If you need support, call us: 1-800-665-6233
If you are concerned with a drinking problem, wish to learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous or want to find A.A. near you, we can help you.
At least three million drinking Canadians risk acute illness, such as injury and at least four and half million risk chronic conditions such as liver disease and cancer. Our children grow up seeing alcohol in many aspects of their environment and around 3,000 are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder each year.
Sexual assault against women is particularly prevalent in Northern Canada where there is a much higher proportion of Aboriginal people in each of the territories than in the provinces.
With respect to violent crime, Aboriginal people were three times more likely to have been victimized compared to non-Aboriginal people.
Reduce your long-term health risks by drinking no more than: 10 drinks a week for women, with no more than 2 drinks a day. 15 drinks a week for men, with no more than 3 drinks a day. Plan non-drinking days every week to avoid developing a habit.
After tobacco, alcohol is the substance that causes the most harm in Canada. The over-consumption of alcohol can cause chronic health conditions (such as some cancers and cirrhosis of the liver), diseases, injury and death. Harm from alcohol is a particular concern in Aboriginal communities, as well as among youth, seniors and pregnant women.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or about to breastfeed, the safest choice is to drink no alcohol at all.
The LifeLine App is the National free Suicide Prevention and Awareness App that offers access and guidance to support for those suffering in crisis and those who have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one from suicide. The LifeLine App also provides awareness education and prevention strategies to guide people in crisis all across the Globe.
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