Substance use

February 07, 2019
This toolkit was published by the Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: Aligning with CSSDP’s mandate to support drug education efforts and building upon youth consultations on cannabis legalization conducted in Canada, this toolkit responds to calls for the development of realistic and evidence-based cannabis education for youth. Created for educators, as well as parents, this resource aims to support adults in having informed and non-judgmental conversations with young people about cannabis.  
February 05, 2019
This report was published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA).  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: To support interested communities, CCSA created this guide for individuals working with youth, including in public and community health, youth support services, addiction and mental health, education and enforcement. This guide will help you share the evidence-informed findings of the youth and cannabis report with your partners and have a conversation about how you can support the health and well-being of youth in your community.   
February 05, 2019
This report was published by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA).  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: To effectively prevent harms related to cannabis among adolescents, it is valuable to understand what youth believe are the effects associated with the drug and what could influence a youth to use it or abstain from using it. Youth are best suited to inform researchers about where gaps exist in current cannabis education and awareness efforts. This study aimed to examine what common misconceptions are held by youth, where gaps in evidence-based information...
February 05, 2019
This factsheet was created by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA).  This factsheet helps parents and youth make informed decisions about cannabis use. It provides information on:  Impacts of early and regular cannabis use.  Delaying initiation of cannabis use to prevent harmful effects. Available treatments and support.  
January 25, 2019
This toolkit was created by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: This guide takes a harm reduction approach to talking with youth about cannabis. Its purpose is to help those who work with young people to have the right kind of conversations with them about cannabis: conversations that are safe, unbiased, informed and non-judgmental.  
October 12, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.  As of October 17, 2018, it will be legal for adults in Canada to use cannabis (pot, weed, marijuana) for non-medicinal or recreational purposes. A strength of Canada’s updated approach will be the inclusion of substance use harm reduction approaches, which give youth the tools they need to make knowledgeable choices about their health and help them in reducing risks and harms linked to cannabis use. Studies carried out in the last few years show that youth are not always clear on how cannabis use may lead to increased risk and harms, especially harms...
October 12, 2018
This infographic was created by the Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) as part of their #MyCannabisIQ initiative. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This postcard was created to help youth make informed decisions about cannabis use.  Know the drug. Know yourself. Know the risks.     
October 12, 2018
This infographic was created by CAMH's Youth Engagement Initiative and the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM). HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC: Cannabis is one of the most frequently used substances among young people. In fact, cannabis use is higher in this population than any other age group. This is why a youth version of Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) was developed for youth, by youth. This youth education resource provides information on safer ways to use cannabis using evidence-based recommendations. It may be also be a useful...
December 12, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.  This factsheet depicts how youth workers can engage with the Stages of Change Framework. The Stages of Change is part of a broader framework called the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of Behavioral Change - an adaptable, evidence-based model developed by Dr. James O. Prochaska, Carlo Di Clemente, and colleagues, beginning in the late 1970s. Although developed to address addictions, the Stages of Change can be used to support other change efforts. The TTM model identifies six Stages of Change that map out a process of engaging in changing a negative...
November 20, 2017
This tool was published by YouthREX. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS TOOL: This tool was visualized from the YouthREX webinar on Youth and Substance Use: Engaging and Supporting Through Reflective Practice, as presented by the ReDesign Group. The tool depicts a model in which five types of people provide support and motivation for youth to achieve their goals.