The following external links will take you to informative sites on drug education, addiction and treatment. The intent is to provide you access to relevant information that makes you more knowledgeable about these issues and available resources.
They provide information on safe sites for youth and children; illegal drugs and their affects; education programs; advice to parents, teachers and police; treatment for addictions; and in some cases, training materials from elementary school through to young adults.
The links are also listed by country of origin. Practical and objective information on each of the sites should be transferable and relevant in Canada, however, reference to legal issues, and government policy and strategy on foreign sites have no bearing in Canada.
International web sites are included as they provide valuable information that can add to your knowledge of this global issue.
|The RCMP Center for Youth Crime Prevention Drugs and Alcohol page provides valuable information on legal and illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and includes a list of resources to assist families deal with substance abuse and addictions.|
|Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)||The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is Canada's national addiction agency. The site provides information on substance abuse for professionals in the field|
|Four Pillars Drug Strategy||The City of Vancouver's Four Pillars Drug Strategy based on Harm Reduction, Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement. The site also provides 'youth friendly' versions of a drug use prevention strategy publication, Preventing Harm from Psychoactive Substance Abuse.|
|Insite||Information on North America's first legal Supervised Injection Site (SIS) by the Vancouver Coastal health Authority. The site provides information on the operation of the SIS along with research results and other publications.|
|D.A.R.E. Canada||D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a U.S. drug education program and is delivered by police officers in a significant number of elementary and high schools across Canada by local police services.|
|NIDA||NIDA (National Institute for Drug Abuse) web site provides information for parents, educators and law enforcement on drug use and addiction and includes several on-line interactive components and printable take home exercises.|
|ClubDrugs.gov||ClubDrugs.gov is a NIDA supported web site providing information on the use of Club Drugs by young adults at all night dance parties, bars and night clubs.|
|Drug Education Council||The Drug Education Council web site provides information on ways to prevent drug abuse and become better informed about current local and national initiatives.|
|D.A.R.E. U.S.A.||D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is a U.S. drug education program and is delivered by police officers in a significant number of elementary and high schools across North America|
|ABLE||The Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) is a is an international non-profit, secular organization dedicated to creating a better future for our children and communities. The web site provides information on programs related to drugs, crime and literacy.|
|This UK Government web site provides relevant information for parents and professionals on current news and events, drug intervention programs, publications and more.|
|Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs||This Government web site provides information on the Council's mandate that includes public health, crime and policing.|
|FRANK||FRANK is a UK Department of Health drug awareness web site specifically designed for youth and parents that provides information on drug education. The site also has a considerable A - Z of drugs database and other interactive components including a confidential Talk to Frank page and information on the specially fitted out FRANK bus that tours UK communities as a mobile drug education initiative.|
|DrugScope||DrugScope.org is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. The site includes the award winning D-World drugs information web site for 11 - 14 year olds, and also provides information for UK police working with school and college students.|
|Drug Education Forum||The UK's Drug Education Forum brings together professionals from health, education, police and voluntary sectors to promote and provide effective drug education for children and youth.|
|FDAP||The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals is a web site for practitioners in the substance abuse filed.|
|Australia and New Zealand|
|REDI||REDI (Resilience Education and Drug Information) is an Australian Government initiative web site as a drug information resource for Australian school communities.|