Blog provided by Addictions Foundation of Manitoba.
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When someone is struggling with drugs, alcohol or problem gambling, that person’s family and loved ones are affected too. Whether you’ve lived with addiction yourself or experienced it in your family growing up, Mental Health & Addictions, Shared Health and our partners in regional health authorities throughout Manitoba can support you to explore how a history with addiction impacts your life today and how you can move forward.
Maybe you just have some questions and are looking for a safe, non-judgemental place to get answers. Whatever your situation is, there is a wide range of supportive services.
In our programs, you can expect:
- Safety: This means you can be yourself, without the fear of being judged, criticized or lectured.
- Confidentiality: This means that information about you will not be shared without your permission. One of our goals is to prevent harm to anyone. If we believe that someone is in danger, we may have to share information with another service in order to keep them safe.
- Respect: This means that we will listen and talk with you, not at you. You have the right to think what you think, feel what you feel and believe what you believe.
- Openness: Information about you will not be kept from you; You will be involved in all decisions affecting you.
The Knowledge Exchange Centre hosts the most comprehensive library of information on substance use/misuse, gambling and related issues in Manitoba, offering up-to-date, reliable information on issues, trends and research in the addictions and mental health field.