Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange


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  • Exposure to alcohol before birth may make drinking more appealing to teens

    Fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages, new research shows. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for reasons that are unclear, are less of a deterrent in young people exposed to alcohol before birth. Read more

  • Binge drinking accelerates alcohol use disorder, but stable daily drinking may be just as risky in the long-term

    Binge drinking may increase people’s risk of developing alcohol use disorders (AUDs), especially adolescents and young adults, research shows. It is unclear whether different drinking patterns – for example, intermittent versus regular drinking – have a different impact on the compulsive drinking that characterizes people with AUDs. This study used rats to examine whether chronic intermittent alcohol access facilitates a transition to compulsive-like drinking. Read more

  • Marijuana use and vulnerability to psychosis

    Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent’s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159%, according to a new Canadian study. The study also reports effects of marijuana use on cognitive development and shows that the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences is best explained by emerging symptoms of depression. Read more


related services province-wide.

MAKEconnections to the resources available in Manitoba. From community based counseling services to long term residential treatment to post treatment options, find out what is available in our province.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this directory includes a diverse listing of services ranging from publically funded, private, faith based organizations, etc. The directory is simply a listing and not a recommendation, guarantee or endorsement regarding the quality of organization/service.

  • The Nelson House Medicine Lodge
    Box 458
    Nelson House, MB
    R0B 1A0
    Adult Co-Ed Residential Treatment Center
    8 weeks in length
    Emphasis on aboriginal cultural, spiritual, and traditional practice
  • Behavioral Health Foundation
    Male Youth Program
    1147 Breezy Point Rd
    Selkirk, MB
    R1A 1A7
    Youth Male Residential Treatment Center
    Minimum 4 to 6 months in length
    Aboriginal cultural component

addiction awareness resources

MAKEconnections to helpful resources for youth, parents, educators and service providers. This section contains curriculum-oriented activities for grades K-12, as well as other helpful resources about addictions and addictions-related issues.

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