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Speaker Event

Ozanam House is pleased to present our second annual speaker event:

The Globalization of Addiction: Healing Through Community

“…. the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection”

Addictions have reached global proportions in our free-market society, as people are being torn from close ties to family, culture and traditional spirituality. Bruce K. Alexander offers a social perspective on addiction, arguing that modern day pressures toward individualism and competition dislocate people from social life, and addictions provide a substitute.

Bruce K. Alexander is professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University and author of The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit and A History of Psychology in Western Civilization.

Join us Thursday April 30th at 7pm, Okanagan College Theatre.

Tickets are $20 ($15 for students) available at Ozanam House (2629 Richter Street), Dyck’s Pharmacists (Mission Location) and online at




This event is proudly sponsored by Dyck’s Pharmacists.

All proceeds directly benefit the men of Ozanam House.


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