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Take this in:
The total social cost (healthcare, productivity loss, law etc.) of substance abuse in Alberta is estimated at over 4.4 billion dollars, and get this, the Alberta Education 2015/16 budget just is 7.6 billion dollars!!!  So we are spending over half of what we do on education on a disease that is highly preventable! In order to best address the issue of addiction we must first recognise that it is a disease, a chronic, relapsing disease affecting the brain’s reward, motivation, and related systems. Learn a bit more here! (and stay tuned for future emails)

This’ll make ya smile :)
Find out why over 35 members of the Calgary Police Service were called to an elementary school gym with over 100 6-9 year olds [click here to find out], (no there was no food fight but it is just as cool!)  Learn more about Calgary Reads here.

Big Word of the Day:
Miyo-otôtemihtohiwew otatoskew which is Cree for Good Relationship Workers and the main message for the Blue Quills First Nation College Indigenous Social Work Program.

Thanks for reading!!

Fact of the day:  Birthdays are good for your health, studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live longer