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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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Improving Your Family’s Health with Active Transportation

Imaging a community where parents and children use active transportation to get to places like school, parks and shops. Rather than sittling idly in a car, picture your family enjoying time together biking, walking or wheeling to your destination. Now imagine your kids feeling happier, healthier and stronger as a result!

Low Risk Drinking: reduce long-term health risk

Adults reduce long-term health risks by drinking no more than 10 drinks a week for women & no more than 2 standard drinks a day (…)

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What’s all this talk about “Resiliency”?!

Resiliency is a concept that assumes everyone has abilities, attitudes, and instinct to survive & even thrive in stressful or difficult situations. We are born with some of our abilities to cope with life’s ups and downs. Many of our coping abilities can also be developed and enhanced by supportive people & places.