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Conversations at The Royal: Generation O: A Story of the Opiate Epidemic in Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario
December 1, 2011

7:00-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Auditorium, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Avenue

The Royal will be hosting this last information session for 2011.  For additional public events/information sessions, click

Presenter:  Dr. Melanie Willows, Clinical Director, Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program, The Royal

During this session participants will learn background information about the development of the opiate epidemic in Ontario and current strategies that are being used to combat this serious public health issue.  The following additional topics will be reviewed:

  • Why opiates are addictive
  • Risk factors for opiate addiction
  • Why individuals dependent on opiates cannot JUST STOP!
  • Treatment options for opiate dependence
  • Patient Testimony

Admission is free; registration is requested. 

If you would like to attend the December 1st session, you can register by visiting