The effects of problematic substance use and gambling in Manitoba have far reaching impacts on individuals, families and communities. There is a broad range of harms impacting the physical, social, emotional and financial health of Manitobans. Making positive choices around misusing substances and problematic gambling is important to balanced healthy living.
Governments, communities, families and individuals have a role to play to help Manitobans achieve healthy living. The Addictions Policy and Support Branch of Healthy Living and Seniors provides funding and provincial policy direction in the area of problematic substance use and gambling.
In 2008, Manitoba announced “Breaking the Chains of Addictions”- Manitoba’s Five Point Strategic Plan.
The information here describes those programs funded through the Addictions Policy and Support Branch of Manitoba Healthy Living and Seniors, other provincial government departments or through a Regional Health Authority.