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Addiction: a family disease

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12 to 1 pm ET

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Addiction shatters families. This webinar will focus on the impact of addiction on families and how families play a pivotal role in supporting their loved ones with a substance use disorder. Families are tireless advocates for their ill loved ones and get little support for their role. The stigma of addiction is a contributing barrier for families to get support and help for their loved ones and themselves. This webinar will:

  • Assist nurses to gain an understanding of the impact of addiction on families.
  • Offer nurses an opportunity to hear from parents with lived experience of having a child struggle with an addiction and other mental health conditions.
  • Provide nurses with strategies and resources to best support families whose children (of any age) struggle with a substance use disorder.

Presented by:

Louise Lemieux White, RN, BSCN, IBCLC
Families for Addiction Recovery

Louise Lemieux White is a registered nurse and mother of four young adults. When Louise is not working at a busy hospital, you can find her volunteering tirelessly for the organization which she co-founded called Families for Addiction Recovery “FAR”. Families for Addiction Recovery is a grass roots Canadian charitable organization that was created as a result of Louise’s personal insight into the lack of resources available to youth and adults, as well as their families, whose children struggle with a concurrent mental health disorder and substance use disorder.


Lisa Gibbs, BA (Hons), Masters, Philanthropy & Non-profit Leadership
Former Director of Community Investment
Shoppers Drug Mart

Lisa Gibbs is a seasoned professional within corporate philanthropic circles in Canada. Having served that role for Canada’s largest pharmacy chain between 2013 and 2020, and after earning a Masters degree in Philanthropy, Lisa is researching opportunities within the sector. With experience leading a $10M charitable foundation, she remains passionately responsive at the corners of for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, with a particular passion for charities supporting women’s health and addictions treatment.

To watch recordings of previous webinars, visit CNA’s Progress in Practice YouTube channel.