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In an article in the Kelowna Daily Courier, MLA Norm Letnick counted the ways in which BC is becoming a healthier province. Much of his discussion focused on risky drinking, and how tougher drunk driving laws, as well as public health initiatives such as Healthy Families BC, and Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project are tackling this important social problem. We are delighted to have the spotlight on one of our key projects, Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU), which aims to promote healthier relationships with alcohol and other substances on campuses.
Mr. Letnick writes:
“On the health side, we see a number of investments and programs aimed at helping people enjoy alcohol responsibly. A good example this year was our government’s significant investment in a project co-led by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC and the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division.
Changing the Culture of Substance Use is a project being implemented at 11 public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C., including UBC Okanagan.
UBCO will … engage students and campus stakeholders to better understand the mental-health and substance-use needs on campus and promote a healthy campus environment. Projects like this one will help encourage moderation and other healthy choices that can last a lifetime.”
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