Prescription and Illicit Drugs
Both legal and illegal drugs can be used in a way that is harmful to the individual using the substance or to others. The links below provide information about the short-term and long-term effects of substances.
Do you have unused or expired medications? Not sure what to do with them?
You can return medications and sharps to a pharmacy in your community through programs offered by the health products industries called Ontario Medications Return Program (OMRP) and the Ontario Sharps Collection Program (OSCP). When you drop off your medications and sharps, you'll not only ensure they're disposed of properly – you'll also keep them out of the wrong hands, preventing abuse or accidental ingestion or injuries – and protecting our environment in the process.
Resources for Youth, Parents, Caregivers and Educators
Parent Action on Drugs – Resources for Youth, Parents and Educators about substance use and youth.
What`s With Weed For users and concerned friends of users.
Teaching Tools An educator’s resource for teaching safety awareness about medicines and harmful substances for grades 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9.
Be Your Own Hero Lessons for secondary students from Alberta Health Services on Alcohol and Other Drugs
More Resources and Links
Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/Pages/home.aspx
Municipal Drug Strategy Coordinators Network of Ontario – www.drugstrategy.ca
Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse – www.ccsa.ca
Parent Action on Drugs - http://parentactionondrugs.org/
Ontario Drug Policy Research Network - http://odprn.ca
Prescription OPIOIDs including Fentanyl: Fact Sheets for Youth/Parents/Educators – Developed by School Mental Health ASSIST and CAMH