Minister Clement announces appointment to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse Board of Directors



    OTTAWA, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of
Health, today announced the appointment of Dr. Sherry Stewart to the Canadian
Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term.
    "Dr. Stewart's professional background on substance abuse will greatly
contribute to the Centre's mandate of providing objective, evidence-based
information and advice to help reduce the health, social and economic harms
associated with substance abuse and addictions," said Minister Clement. "With
20 years experience in academic research and teaching, her expertise will be
of enormous value to the Centre."
    Dr. Stewart is a registered clinical psychologist and holds a doctorate
degree in clinical psychology from McGill University. She is a professor of
psychiatry at Dalhousie University and is presently lending her expertise to
the University of British Columbia as a visiting professor.
    Stewart has devoted much of her time and knowledge to the research of
addictions and substance abuse in relation to cognitive behavior, having
written and co-written more than 600 pieces of academic literature on this
subject matter.
    Dr. Stewart is also a professional member of the Canadian Psychological
Association, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Association for
the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, the Association of Psychologists of Nova
Scotia, and the American Psychological Association.

    The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse is Canada's national addictions
agency and is supported by Health Canada through the National Anti-Drug
Strategy. Established by an Act of Parliament in 1988, CCSA provides
objective, evidence based information and advice aimed at reducing the health,
social and economic harm associated with substance abused and addictions.

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For further information: Media Enquiries: Canadian Centre on Substance
Abuse, (613) 235-4048; Erik Waddell, Office of the Honourable Tony Clement,
Federal Minister of Health, (613) 957-0200; Public Enquiries: (613) 957-2991,
1-866 225-0709; Health Canada news releases are available on the Internet at
www.healthcanada.gc.ca/media


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