The Issues Prevention The Importance of Communication Active Listening Age-appropriate conversations Tips for talking about substance use with your teen Suggested Conversations Family conversations about drug use How to talk about drugs if you have used them The Issues Impaired Driving The Opioid Crisis Vaping Drug Spotlights Alcohol Effects & Risks of Alcohol Talking with your Kids about Alcohol Alcohol Resources Cannabis Effects & Risks of Cannabis Talking with Your Kids About Cannabis Cannabis Resources Cannabis behind the wheel Cannabis and Alcohol Fentanyl Effects and Risks of Fentanyl Talking with your kids about fentanyl Fentanyl Resources Heroin Effects & Risks of Heroin Talking with Your Kids About Heroin Heroin Resources Meth Effects & Risks of Meth Talking with Your Kids About Meth Meth Resources Prescription Drugs Over-the-Counter Medications Illegal Drugs Other Substances Drug Guide Tips for Parents Understanding your teen’s world What’s your Parenting Style? A Balanced Parenting Style Works What to Look For Checklist Drug paraphernalia Resources for Parents Parenting Articles 7 Tips on Staying Connected to Your Teenager The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up The disintegration of the parent-child bond Preventing Prescription Drug Use by Teens Parenting today’s generation Pop Culture and Family Values Building a Parenting Community Substance Use and School Performance Get to know more about the issues surrounding the use of substances that could have an impact on our kids, our families, and our communities The Opioid Crisis The opioid crisis in this country is a serious issue – during the pandemic, accidental deaths and hospitalisations have reached epidemic proportions. This crisis is having a devastating impact on countless families across the country. Impaired Driving Road crashes due to drug and/or alcohol impairment are 100% preventable. However, a drug impaired driving incident is reported every three hours in Canada. Whether your teen is a driver or a passenger, it is important they clearly understand the very real dangers of impaired driving. Vaping Youth between 15 and 24 years old have the highest vaping rates in Canada. Vaping’s popularity among youth has grown significantly over the past five years – and there is a lot of concern that this increase may have a negative impact on the overall health of our young people.