Get Help – Resources

Some other sites to help you learn more about teen drug use and where to get help

Here are several additional resources for you to search and get the tools you need to deal with drug related issues

Inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement or authorization by Drug Free Kids Canada.  The sources of information listed below are intended only as a partial list of the resources available to viewers of this website. You are encouraged to conduct additional research for resources.


Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction 
Provides help, information and guidance on substance use for parents.

Health Canada
Talking with teenagers about drugs
The importance of starting the conversation

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 
Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Services 
Provides help to young people with mental health and/or addiction problems.

Teen Drug Abuse Directory
This editorial section of the popular medical site helps parents understand and deal with teen OTC drug abuse.

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
Addiction Medicine information
A resource of scientific and medical information about Addiction - for the general public and professionals.

Families for Addiction Recovery 
Understanding Addiction

Drug Awareness
Kids and drugs: A parent's guide to prevention

The Centre for Youth Crime Prevention (CYCP)
"YOUth have the power to create positive change"
A by-youth for-youth web-based program that is operated by the Youth Engagement Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

ABOVE The Influence
This site is designed to engage teens in discussions about influence and ways to “stay above it.”

Prevent Teen Drug Use 
This site aims to give parents and teens, facts about today's marijuana and to encourage public discussion about the risks of using this drug.

Kids Now
kids now is a national, after school mentoring program that empowers grades 7 and 8 youth, to believe in themselves so they can make positive choices.

Teen Mental Health
Helping to  improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.

Smart kids don't do drugs 
Help to fight the battle against drug abuse by our young people.

Kids Help Phone
To reach a Kids Help Phone professional counsellor, kids, teens and young adults, from any community in Canada, you can call or go online 24 hours a day, 365 day a year.

(USA) The Partnership for Drug free Kids 
Need Help? Get Help! How to talk to your kids. Drug prevention, drug abuse, drug intervention, drug treatment and recovery. provides answers, guidance, tips and stories.


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The Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrooke 
The Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook is a non-profit program designed to provide expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth aged 13-26 with serious mental health and/or addictions problems.

Drug Prevention Network of Canada 
Provides contacts to each relevant provincial ministry as well as an extensive list of organizations in your province

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health - CAMH
CAMH is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health organization, integrating specialized clinical care with innovative research, education, health promotion and policy development. Find out more about CAMH’s programs, locations, and how to contact us.

The Drug & Alcohol Helpline
The Drug and Alcohol Helpline provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario.  A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat 24/7. The service is free, confidential and anonymous.