Alberta Prevalence Program

Cameron Wild, PhD

Addiction, Research Programs

October 2010

Dr. Cameron Wild, from the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, presents highlights of Treatment Service and Public Opinion Studies designed to determine the prevalence of self-reported addictions across a wide variety of problem behaviours among Alberta adults. High-level goals were: to study relationships between early life adversity and later addictive behaviours, to contribute to our conception of what counts as an “addiction” and how such problem behaviours are classified, to develop accurate and effective measures of newly recognized problem behaviours, and to engage in knowledge-exchange activities to increase awareness. NOTE: this is a report from Measuring Addictions and Mental Health Problems in Alberta, Phase 1 that is being conducted by Cameron Wild, Don Schopflocher, David Hodgins, Nady el-Guebaly, Scott Patten, and Ian Colman.