Drugs, Families & Society

By March 27, 2015Hot Topic

Series of 7 Community Education Lectures

Please join speaker Mark Haden, M.S.W., Adjunct Professor UBC School of Population and Public Health at the Simon Fraser University-Surrey Campus 13450 – 102nd Avenue, Surrey, for a series of lectures on drugs, families and society.

All Lectures Start at 6:00pm-8:00pm Sharp

Refreshments & Networking at 5:30pm


Lecture & Discussion 1: The Development of Addiction- Tues, April 7th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

Understanding problematic substance use

Lecture & Discussion 2: Chemicals and the Body- Tues, April 14th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

How the body systems are effected by alcohol and other drugs

Lecture & Discussion 3: The Recovery Process- Tues, April 21th, 2015-Room SUR 5140

What is treatment?

Lecture & Discussion 4: The Family Context- Tues, April 28th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

Family dynamics where addiction is a problem

Lecture & Discussion 5: Helping others- Tues, May 5th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

What you can do if your child, partner or family member has problematic substance use

Lecture & Discussion 6: Harm Reduction Theory- Tues, May 12th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

This presentation explores the theory, history and evidence behind the harm reduction approach to drugs and drug users

Lecture & Discussion 7: Healing our Society- Tues, May 19th, 2015-Room SUR 5240

A public health approach to illegal drugs or “why drug prohibition does not work” and “what are the alternatives”?

***These lecturers are bold in the exploration of new ideas***


Some of the themes and topics explored in this lecturers include:

  • Honest drug education – which offers an apology for the dishonesty of the past
  • Addiction as an attachment disorder
  • Supervised injection sites are a compassionate service response
  • A public health approach to the regulation of currently illegal drugs
  • Harm reduction is keeping someone alive long enough to seek help


REGISTER for each event night via the link below


Limited Audience Capacity             Further info: sansusurrey@gmail.com




Hosted by: SANSU- Surrey Area Network of Substance Users

Educational Partners: Fraser Health Authority, City of Surrey, Simon Fraser University, Lookout Society,

Royal Canadian Legion-Peace Arch Zone- Ladies Auxiliary


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