Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health (FAMH) is a grass roots community based charitable organization committed to sharing the reality about addiction and mental health, the potential links between addiction and other secondary health conditions, and the continuing care required for long term recovery.
Founded in 2013 by members of the community; including persons in recovery, family members, friends and professionals, whose experience with addiction and mental health and recovery has been different from the prevailing societal perceptions, professional opinions and government policies. Our experience in active addition and recovery clearly indicates that addiction and mental health problems are a health condition, that addiction and mental health problems are not a choice. Addiction and mental health problems can be prevented, assessed and treated. Addiction is always a primary health condition, whereas mental health problems can be primary or secondary health conditions.