First-ever conference on substance abuse in Nunavik set for June – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 2023127 Views

Apr 19, 2023

To be held in Kuujjuaq; event is open to public and registration closes April 20

A first-ever conference in Nunavik to address substance use and addiction in the region will be held later this year.

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services and Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre are teaming up to host the Ungammuatuq conference, which means “moving forward” in Inuktitut.

It will be held June 26 to 29 in Kuujjuaq at the new Isuarsivik building. Other activities will be on the land and at the Kuujjuaq Forum.

The aim is to break the stigma around substance use and addictions, says Virginie Richard, the health board’s communications officer.

Discussion topics include roots of addiction, addressing stigma, introduction to harm reduction, overdose response and prevention training.

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