Substance use resources for children, youth and families

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Substance use among children and youth is a pressing concern with far-reaching implications. It not only jeopardizes their physical health but also disrupts their emotional and social development.

Young individuals are particularly vulnerable to the allure of substances, making early intervention and education crucial. Understanding the root causes, recognizing warning signs, and providing appropriate support are vital steps in safeguarding the well-being and future of our children and youth.

Looking for other support options and information? Check out our Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use section to find services, resources and more for support with mental health and substance use. 

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drug cocktails website

Facts about mixing medicine, drugs and alcohol.

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Here to Help

Here to Help

HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information.

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Parent's guide to fentanyl

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Kelty Mental Health | Substance Use & Youth

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    • Odyssey & Nexus

      Programs for youth ages 13 to 24 and their families affected by substance use that provide a wide range of services (individual/ family/group counselling, social/recreational activities, referrals, information and education, crisis intervention).

Find information on services available for mental health and substance use.