Media Advisory - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and National Recovery Advisory Committee discuss key findings of first-ever Life in Recovery Report

VANCOUVER, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) (formerly the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) and the National Recovery Advisory Committee invite you to a panel presentation to discuss the report findings, and to hear from experts in the field and those who have personal stories to share about life in recovery.

The panel will also highlight the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada, which was inspired by the report and will take place in New Westminster, B.C.



Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. (PST)


Fairmont Hotel Vancouver


Rita Notarandrea, CEO, CCSA, and co-chair, National Recovery Advisory Committee (NRAC)

Judy Darcy, MLA New Westminster

Members of National Recovery Advisory Committee:

- Dr. Ray Baker, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine (retired)

- Marshall Smith, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

- Geri Bemister, Criminologist and Addictions Consultant

- Giuseppe Ganci, Chair, Recovery Day BC and Recovery Capital Conference of Canada


An RSVP to is appreciated by Monday, June 12, 2017.


The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society. We partner with public, private and non-governmental organizations to improve the health and safety of Canadians.


CCSA activities and products are made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views of CCSA do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.


SOURCE Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction

For further information: Kelly Crowe, Communications Advisor, CCSA,, 613-235-4048 ext. 276


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