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Learn about what you can do to in your community, as a parent, family, educator, to help prevent negative behaviours such as substance use and abuse.

Stay Informed. Prescription drug abuse is a growing concern

Abuse of prescription drugs is second only to abuse of marijuana, for young adults according to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

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Talk to Your Teen

Be proactive. Start the conversation.

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Did You Know?…  Overview of Youth Substance Use Trends

Youth continue to have the highest self-reported past-year use of illicit substances compared to other Canadians.

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Youth Drug Prevention

Youth is a time of significant development and change. It is also the period when substance use most commonly begins. Young people are disproportionately more likely to use substances, engage in risky patterns of use and experience harms from that use.

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