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Prescription Opioids: What Parents & Caregivers Need to Know
Bottom Line What are prescription opioids? When used appropriately, prescription opioids can be very effective in treating severe pain. There are two types of opioid medications: Unfortunately, these medications are also now some of the most commonly misused substances amongst Ontario youth. What is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a powerful prescription medication, 100 times stronger than
How Can I Tell if My Teenager is Using Drugs or Other Substances?
Expected teen behavior and signs of substance use disorder may look similar. Learn about the symptoms of teen substance use disorder and what to do next. Have you noticed your teen behaving differently for a period of time? Are they no longer hanging out with or talking with their friends? Have they made new friends
Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know
This information on recreational cannabis is for parents/guardians and caregivers of youth in grades 6 to 12. It provides information about cannabis, risks, signs of a problem, how to help your child, and where to get more information and support. Bottom Line What is cannabis? Cannabis, also called marijuana, weed and pot, is a drug