National Addictions Awareness Week – Sean McCann’s Story


The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) joins the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) in observing National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW), November 12-18, 2017. This annual, national awareness week highlights issues and solutions to help address alcohol and other drug-related harms.

The theme for NAAW 2017 is “Words Matter”, focusing on how the use of stigmatizing language can perpetuate false and harmful myths around substance use and addiction, and act as a barrier to recovery.

On Nov. 9, 2017, Sean McCann celebrated six years of sobriety and released a powerful music video of his song “Take Off My Armour” from his new album “There’s a Place”.

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