Evidence-based, best practice approaches and methods guide our directions and actions as CAP works collaboratively and progressively aiming to reduce alcohol-related harms. Our diversified committee members and representative partners are aware that this approach to community wellness and harm free living is complex work and will not happen overnight. We also know that our drinking habits are entrenched and have become "negatively" normalized. This knowledge raises a community concern and is one that screams for a major cultural shift in current drinking practices. The province of Nova Scotia unfortunately ranks high among our Canadian provinces for harm related statistics associated with the "misuse" of alcohol consumption.
The following parental resources are listed here for reference and educational
purposes and provide useful and sound information when talking to your youth
about alcohol and its associated harms.
Youth and Alcohol
An Early Start
Talk to your children about alcohol
How to Talk with your Teen
District 8 Al-anon
Listed here are a few recent articles that are informative and valuable when
talking about alcohol and health.
Even Moderate Drinking Linked to Changes in Brain Structure
* Second Opinion: Bad news for wine lovers-there's no right way to
drink: By Kelly Crowe & CBC Health Unit, CBC News Posted: May 27, 2017
9:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 27, 2017 9:00 AM ET
*Alcohol responsible for more hospital admissions than heart attacks
last year: By Sherry Noik, CBC News Posted: June 22, 2017 12:01 AM ET
Last Updated: June 22, 2017 1:56 PM ET
Alcohol And Breast Cancer
Marketing influences behaviors and marketing to children can have devastating effects when it is alcohol
that is influencing children. Below is a survey done by Injury free Nova Scotia showing the responses of
parents when asked about the issue of alcohol and marketing to youth.