Title:Review of addiction services in Alberta
Corporate Author: Alberta Health and Wellness
Subject:Health issues – health in Alberta|split|Health issues – alcohol and drug abuse
Publisher:Government of Alberta
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2008
Concerns about the harm associated with substance use and gambling occur at all levels of society within communities throughout the province. At some point in their lives, a significant number of Albertans will experience personal problems related to alcohol, other drugs or gambling. Others will face difficulties because of someone else’s addiction.
In 2007, AADAC initiated an external review of addiction services in Alberta. An expert advisory panel was established, made up of leading experts in the addiction field from Alberta and across Canada. Based on the panel’s recommendation, a team of researchers and clinicians was selected as the independent consultant to conduct the review: the British Columbia Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Services (BCMHAS), which worked in partnership with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) for the purposes of the review.
The review resulted in findings and recommendations, which were reviewed by the expert advisory panel. This report provides an overview of the key findings from the review and has incorporated comments and recommendations of the expert advisory panel.