Recovery Day Ottawa


Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall.

During the month of September, Canadians are gathering to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where all individuals will have access to the support they need when seeking help.

We believe by speaking out as people living in recovery, or as family, friends and supporters of those affected by addiction, we save lives.

Through our personal stories and shared experience, we hope to inspire others to join us. Together, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.

Drugs Over Dinner

We want to change these numbers:

  • The abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol costs the Canadian economy nearly $23 billion annually.
  • 23% of Canadians  have used a prescription drug at least once in the past year.
  • Canadians’ use of prescription opioids increased by 203% between 2000 and 2010, an increase steeper than in the U.S.

Change starts with open conversation. Change almost always starts at the table. This is a conversation for kids, parents, those in recovery, those still in the grip of addiction, people that have never taken a drug, folks that are passionate about the healing nature of substances, citizens that are interested in policy reform, even people who want the status quo to remain. It is our goal to inspire a million people within the next year to gather around the table and share a compassionate conversation about drugs and addiction.

Drugs Over Dinner is a toolkit to plan, host and moderate a conversation about drugs and addiction. We have gathered thoughtful and compelling homework and resources for your guests.

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