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People drink alcohol for many reasons and in different settings. Not everyone chooses to drink alcohol, but for those who do, it's important to know how to stay safe.


It is now legal in Canada for adults to use cannabis for medical or non-medical purposes. In this section, you can find information on cannabis, laws, health effects and how to manage use. This section talks about products containing THC.

General Substance Use

There are many kinds of drugs and reasons why someone may use them. Using any substances comes with risks. This section can help you: understand drugs and other substances, recognize early signs they may be having a negative impact and learn how to reduce possible harms.


Opioids are substances that are used to relieve pain. Problematic use can cause dependence, overdose and death. In this section, you can learn about opioids and how to recognize and respond to an overdose.

Vaping & Tobacco

People vape and use tobacco for different and complex reasons. Read to learn more about vaping and smoking, and how they affect your health. This section also helps clear up some of the myths surrounding vaping and smoking.