Navigating Difficult Conversations Around Substance Use | The Ismaili Canada

Navigating Difficult Conversations Around Substance Use

May 17, 2021 | Canada

Explore tools and resources that can be used to support those who may be impacted by challenges with substance use and are seeking help. This webinar will review common presentations of substance use, and the associated stigma, and also focus on the importance of language and how we can communicate effectively to those who may require support.


Dr. Dania Notta, MD, is an Addiction Medicine Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a family physician.  She completed her residency training at the University of Toronto and her medical school training at McMaster University. Dr. Notta’s clinical interests include the integration of addictions care into primary practice.

Jasmine Saleh is a social worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association, working to provide intensive case management support to young adults experiencing challenges with their mental health. She is trained in the areas of assessment (psychosocial, mental status, strengths-based), resource navigation, crisis intervention, supportive counselling, and harm-reduction education. She holds a Master of Social Work from McGill University and a BA from the University of Waterloo.

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