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Supporting pre-treatment housing in Calgary – January 27, 2023
Strengthening addiction treatment for youth and young adults – November 25, 2022
Growing 211’s mental health and addiction support capacity – November 23, 2022
National Addictions Awareness Week – November 20, 2022
Expanding mental health, learning supports for schools – November 16, 2022
Nicholas Milliken was sworn in as Alberta’s new Minister of Mental Health and Addiction – October 24, 2022
Protecting Albertans from high-risk opioids – October 5, 2022
$124 million in new funding to expand Alberta’s response to addiction crisis – October 1, 2022
Alberta’s first recovery community nearly complete – October 1, 2022
Taking action on homelessness with $63 million in new funding – October 1, 2022
More help for children with trauma – September 23, 2022
Opioid deaths continue to decline in Alberta – September 22, 2022
Helping more Albertans in their pursuit of recovery – August 19, 2022
Red Deer recovery community slated for fall completion – July 20, 2022
Red Deer police to offer addiction treatment – July 19, 2022
Opioid deaths declining: Associate Minister Ellis – June 29, 2022
Keeping Albertans safe from domestic violence – June 16, 2022
Alberta’s government is helping community organizations expand and develop new mental health and suicide prevention supports for youth – June 10, 2022
Supporting improved mental health in rural Alberta – June 9, 2022
Overdose prevention app now available province-wide – June 8, 2022
Improving the mental health of seniors – June 7, 2022
Supporting the mental health of young Albertans – May 12, 2022
Lethbridge police play key role in addiction treatment – March 18, 2022
Improving addiction treatment access in Medicine Hat – March 18, 2022
Toward an Alberta model of wellness – March 15, 2022
New recovery community to be built near Edmonton – March 9, 2022
Partnering to build Indigenous housing in Calgary – January 25, 2022
New homes, brighter futures in Fort Saskatchewan – January 19, 2022
Police to play key role in offering addiction treatment – December 16, 2021
A new weapon in the fight against opioid overdose – December 8, 2021
Alberta doubles addiction treatment spaces commitment – December 4, 2021
Digital Overdose Response System expansion continues – November 26, 2021
Shovels in the ground for Red Deer recovery community – November 19, 2021
Expanding addiction, mental health teams in Edmonton – November 19, 2021
Task force to develop homelessness action plan – November 17, 2021
Protecting vulnerable Albertans this winter – November 17, 2021
50 new youth treatment spaces in Calgary – November 10, 2021
New centre will improve the mental wellness of youth – November 9, 2021
Helping students with FASD reach their full potential – November 8, 2021
Overdose prevention app available across Calgary – August 31, 2021
Coaches deployed to help addicts on path to recovery – August 30, 2021
New tool makes getting addiction help easier – August 30, 2021
Doors open to new Indigenous housing in Edmonton – August 5, 2021
Supporting Indigenous-led mental health efforts – July 22, 2021
Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth – July 20, 2021
Strengthening recovery-oriented services in Lethbridge – July 18, 2021
Saving lives and supporting recovery from addiction – June 9, 2021
Medicine Hat ends chronic homelessness: Minister Sawhney – June 3, 2021
A brighter future for kids now and beyond the pandemic – May 27, 2021
Star-studded lineup for Alberta’s Mental Wellness Day for Schools – May 20, 2021
New overdose prevention app coming to Alberta – March 23, 2021
Budget 2021: A historic investment in health – March 2, 2021
Increasing protection for vulnerable Albertans – February 3, 2021
Psychology Month: Associate Minister Luan – February 2, 2021
Eating Disorder Awareness: Associate Minister Luan – February 1, 2021
New substance use data will support addiction recovery – December 18, 2020
Addictions Awareness Week: Associate Minister Luan – November 23, 2020
Removing financial barriers to addiction treatment – November 6, 2020
Suicide prevention supports in Medicine Hat – October 28, 2020
New, supportive homes for Edmontonians in need – September 28, 2020
Opioid surveillance report: Associate Minister Luan – September 23, 2020
Recovery Month: Supporting addiction recovery – September 3, 2020
International Overdose Awareness Day: Associate Minister Luan – August 31, 2020
Supporting recovery and combatting drugs in Medicine Hat – August 18, 2020
Alberta to provide additional COVID-19 homelessness supports – August 5, 2020
Investing in addiction recovery in southern Alberta – July 25, 2020
Building a recovery community in Red Deer – July 18, 2020
Expanding access to opioid treatment – June 22, 2020
Supporting recovery and combatting drugs in Red Deer – June 11, 2020
PTSD Awareness Month: Associate Minister Luan – June 1, 2020
Expanded mental health supports for Albertans – May 30, 2020
More health services for Albertans – May 22, 2020
Task force to help protect vulnerable Albertans – May 19, 2020
More health services for Albertans – May 22, 2020
Sexual Violence Awareness Month: Minister Nicolaides – May 14, 2020
Prioritizing funding for front-line non-profits – May 12, 2020
More mental health support for northern Albertans – May 11, 2020
Mental Health Week: Associate Minister Luan – May 4, 2020
Increasing mental health supports in response to COVID-19 – April 15, 2020
Expanding pandemic patient capacity in Calgary – April 9, 2020
Supporting homeless Albertans affected by COVID-19 – March 23, 2020
New app helps Albertans access health care – March 19, 2020
Impact of supervised consumption sites report released – March 5, 2020
Supporting recovery and combatting drugs in Lethbridge – March 2, 2020
Expanding Calgary ER and mental health units – February 19, 2020
New, improved men’s homeless shelter for Edmonton – February 14, 2020
Children’s Mental Health Week: Premier Kenney – February 3, 2020
Historic investment in addiction treatment spaces – February 1, 2020
New chair for Health Quality Council – January 22, 2020
Mental health supports: Associate Minister Luan – January 17, 2020
Mental health and addiction council appointed – November 4, 2019
Addiction treatment providers must now be licensed – November 1, 2019
Where to turn when dealing with family violence – November 1, 2019
Protecting patients in addiction treatment – October 22, 2019
Expert panel to review supervised consumption sites – August 19, 2019
Alberta Health Services review: Minister Shandro – August 8, 2019
New affordable housing opens for Edmonton families – June 26, 2019
Supporting mental health and addiction recovery – June 21, 2019
New affordable homes for Calgarians – June 21, 2019
Supporting affordable housing in Stony Plain – March 15, 2019
New Red Deer homeless shelter – March 14, 2019
New centre to support children’s mental health – February 11, 2019
New Chief Medical Officer of Health – February 1, 2019
Supporting Albertans throughout the holidays – December 12, 2018
Taking action on opioids crisis in Lethbridge – December 7, 2018
Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe – December 6, 2018
New legal supports for sexual violence survivors – December 5, 2018
Protecting Albertans through mental health support – November 27, 2018

Albertans honoured for preventing violence – November 23, 2018
Supporting children’s mental health in Calgary – November 15, 2018
World Mental Health Day: Premier Notley – October 10, 2018
New 24/7 mental health clinic for Edmonton – October 4, 2018
Provincial support eliminates CUPS wait list – September 21, 2018
Overdose Awareness Day: Minister Hoffman statement – August 31, 2018
New opioid crisis supports for Indigenous people – August 29, 2018
Peace River opioid campaign gets provincial help – August 23, 2018
More mental health services for Calgary families – July 27, 2018
New opioid treatment clinics in northern Alberta – June 11, 2018
Expanding mental health supports in schools – May 7, 2018
Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis – April 5, 2018
New federal opioid funding will help save lives – March 10, 2018
Overdose prevention site opens on Blood Tribe – March 9, 2018
Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces – February 7, 2018
New children’s mental health supports – January 29, 2018
Provincial support improves opioid treatment – December 19, 2017
Opioid services improved for South Asian community – December 8, 2017
Sherwood Park gets new opioid treatment clinic – November 15, 2017
Calgary supervised consumption site approved – October 27, 2017
Supervised consumption sites approved in Alberta – October 18, 2017
Expanded opioid treatment helps more Albertans – October 6, 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day: Statement from Associate Health Minister – September 9, 2017
Preventing FASD in Alberta – August 31, 2017
Support for life-saving opioid program – August 16, 2017
Improving post-secondary students’ mental health – June 20, 2017
Supervised consumption services consultation begins – June 14, 2017
Helping Calgary’s homeless get the right support – June 8, 2017
New mental health, substance use beds at Royal Alex – June 6, 2017
New commission to guide opioid emergency response – May 31, 2017
Calgary housing for Albertans overcoming addiction – March 27, 2017
New Federal opioid funding will help save lives – March 10, 2017
Beds to help youth with addictions in Red Deer – February 21, 2017
Province expands naloxone program, adds treatment spaces – February 7, 2017
Statement from Alberta ministers on federal response to opioid crisis – December 12, 2016
Toxic opioid carfentanil linked to 15 deaths – December 5, 2016
Recovering addicts so influenced by drugs they say they’ll do the unthinkable – November 23, 2016
Calgary treatment centres scramble to replace lost United Way funding – November 22, 2016
Province bolsters opioid action plan to save lives – October 27, 2016
Statement from ministers on detection of carfentanil – October 7, 2016
Supporting healthy pregnancies: We all have a role to play – September 9, 2016
Albertans honoured for their dedication to community safety – June 2016
Province improves and expands access to naloxone, opioid treatment and counselling – May 11, 2016
Alberta expands access to addiction treatmen – March 23, 2016
Alberta gets new Chief Medical Officer of Health – March 11, 2016
Calgary Dream Center’s Women’s Initiative caters to gender specific needs – February 26, 2016
Alberta acts on mental health recommendations – February 22, 2016
Alberta Health increases access to kits that reverse fentanyl overdoses – February 17, 2016
Alberta expands access to life-saving naloxone – December 11, 2015
Albertans recognized for preventing family violence – November 17, 2015
Minister of Human Services responds to first case review – November 2, 2015
Albertan supports healthy pregnancies – September 8, 2015
Albertans can now provide ideas to strengthen addiction and mental health services – September 1, 2015
More Support for Victims of Family and Sexual Violence – June 11, 2014
More Supports for Pregnant, At-Risk Moms and Babies – June 10, 2014
AGLC Supports Provincial Efforts to Prevent FASD – April 14, 2014
Innovative Project Reaches Out to Homeless, Pregnant Women – August 30, 2011
Safe Communities Project Gives Young Moms a Second Chance – June 24, 2011
Rehabilitation Helps the Young – October 25, 2008
Alberta Government Announces Treatment Beds for Young women – October 24, 2008
Province adds news treatment beds for young adults with addictions – October 24, 2008
Premier Ralph Klein Great Kids Award – March 14, 2005
Premier Ralph Klein Great Kids Award – Great Kids Shine – March 13, 2005
AADAC opens residential treatment program for problem gamblers – January 4, 2005
Generosity of Spirit Outstanding Philanthropist Honouree – November 18, 2004
Generosity of Spirit Outstanding Philanthropist Award – November 18, 2004
Aventa’s New Addiction Treatment Centre for Women Opened Today in Calgary – May 14, 2004
Calgary Magazine Special on Aventa – December 2002
Aventa Capital Campaign Kicks off – November 19, 2002