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Addiction Awareness Society

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine

Location

247 CITYSCAPE WAY NECALGARY, Click here for international T3N 0X1Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We are a Non-For-Profit Society with the sole aim of providing people who are at risk of substance, create resiliency, improve social skills, and stress management with the materials, resources, and support they need to overcome their dependency. Overcoming addiction of any kind is a momentous task, and we want to inspire and motivate people with stories of triumph. We also work with people who have a loved one that is dealing with addiction, and we provide resources and moral support to help them get through difficult times.

Description

Overview

Our organization provides Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors.

Target Problem

  • Anger problems
  • Poor Social Skills
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Vaping/Tobacco

Setting

  • Various settings including virtual sessions through Zoom, school classrooms, after-school programs, summer camps, and community- and faith-based organizations

Target Participants

  • Students grades 6 to 12 (or equivalent age-groups in non-school settings)
  • Gender: male and female

Assumptions and Outcomes

Main intermediate factor(s) assumed to influence substance abuse

  • Personal and social skills

Underlying assumptions

Rather than merely teaching information about drugs, the Botvin LifeSkills Training program consists of three major skills critical to drug-use problem:

  • Personal self-management skills
  • General social skills
  • Drug resistance skills

Non-substance abuse outcomes

  • Crime/delinquency
  • Violence

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