Are you or someone you care about having a problem with drugs? It's important to know that there's lots of help out there, even if you just have questions that need answering. Getting help almost always improves a situation, no matter how serious it may be.
This page presents a list of resources that can help you if you need assistance.
National Help Resources
- National Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth. They provide immediate, anonymous and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact them over the Web, or by calling 1-800-668-6868.
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Treatment Services
Search this database for treatment services across Canada.
Help Resources in Your Province
Other Useful Web sites
Here's a list of other Web sites with information for youth on substance use. It's organized by province/territory, Canada-wide resources, and also includes a few international resources. Let us know if you find a Web site that you think should be included.
- AA Canada
Alcoholics Anonymous support group Web site.
- Canadian Assembly of Narcotics Anonymous
Canadian Web site of the Narcotics Anonymous Association that provides information and services to recovering drug addicts.
- Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
National addictions agency that provides objective information and advice on substance abuse and addictions.
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Canada's largest health sciences centre devoted to mental illness and addiction.
- DEAL (Drug Education and Awareness for Life)
An awareness program that provides information on drugs and drug-related issues.
- Health Canada: Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme
- Kaiser Foundation
Helps communities prevent and reduce the harm associated with substance abuse and addiction.
- RCMP Drug Awareness
Committed to making communities safe and healthy by reducing substance abuse and related problems.
Provides people with tips and advice on how to plan parties so that they're both great and safe.
- TeenNet Cyberisle
An interactive Web site designed by youth - for youth - with information on smoking, drugs and sex.
- Canadian Addiction Survey (CAS)
Highlights of a national survey of Canadians' (aged 15 and older) use of alcohol and other drugs
Provincial and Territorial Resources
Resources from Other Countries
- Do it Now Foundation
"America's Drug Information Connection"
- Drug Policy Alliance
An American Web site that influences policies and attitudes to reduce the harm associated with drug abuse.
Great Britain's leading independent 'centre of expertise' on drugs.
Drugs information Web site for 11-14 year olds packed with projects, games, videos and more.
An American site with tons of information about drugs and alcohol - designed specifically for youth.
- The Global Youth Network
A United Nations' Web site dedicated to reducing drug addiction around the world.
- Interdepartmental Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Drug addiction (MILDT):
Web site of the French Republic that provides information on drugs and addiction.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Another American site with info for young people, parents and teachers.
- Talk to Frank
A popular site for youth in Great Britain.
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