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

OTTAWA, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) (formerly the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse) and the National Recovery Advisory Committee are pleased to announce exciting findings from the first-ever Canadian survey of people in recovery from active addiction to alcohol and drugs.

CCSA and NRAC invite you to a panel presentation to release the report findings and to hear from experts in the field, and those who have personal stories to share about life in recovery.



Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. (NST)


The Gathering Place, 172 Military Road, St. John's, NL  A1C 5P5


Rita Notarandrea, CEO, CCSA, and member, Provincial Mental Health Addictions Advisory Council, Newfoundland and Labrador

Members of National Recovery Advisory Committee:

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

- Ann Dowsett Johnston, Author (Drink), Faces and Voices of Recovery Canada

- Stacey Petersen, Fresh Start Recovery Centre

- Marshall Smith, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

An RSVP to is appreciated by Tuesday, May 23, 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

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


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