Matt Bellace to speak during National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week takes place the third week of each November to raise awareness about addictions issues in Canada.

National Addictions Awareness Week takes place the third week of each November to raise awareness about addictions issues in Canada.

In support of National Addictions Awareness Week 2011, the Community Drug Strategy Committee, an initiative of the City of Courtenay, presents Matt Bellace, speaker and comedian, with his presentation A Better High.

Using humour, this dynamic presentation focuses on the importance of natural highs and positive social support. Matt uses standup comedy, interactive demonstrations and inspirational stories to encourage youth to pursue natural highs and to make healthy choices. His topics include growing up substance free, adolescent brain development and the runner’s high.

Matt focuses on how to be a healthy L.E.A.D.er.  You will learn about four things that are necessary to lead a naturally high life.  He employs the acronym L.E.A.D.:

a. Lean on Healthy People for Support,

b. Express Yourself in a Healthy Way,

c. Achieve Natural Highs, and

d. Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Stand.

You will discover why natural highs are superior to chemical highs. You will have a greater understanding of the value of prevention efforts in our community. You will have fun and associate having fun with prevention.

Matt Bellace will be at Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. This free event is suitable for everyone aged 13 and up.  Advance tickets are required and can be picked up at the theatre box office.

For details, contact Karen at comoxbox@telus.net or 250-339-3603. You can check out Matt’s website at www.mattbellace.com.

— Community Drug Strategy Committee