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Drug Education

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.

Drug Education Links

Canada | U.S.A. | United Kingdom


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction - Children and Youth

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 and also provides valuable information for educators and parents.

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.

RCMP - Centre for Youth Crime Prevention

This RCMP webpage on Drugs and Alcohol provides general information plus a broad range of learning resources including self-assessment, handouts, videos, interactive learning tools and other related resources.

Insite - Supervised Injection Sites

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.


DARE International

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 for Teens

NIDA for Educators

NIDA for Parents

NIDA for Grandparents

NIDA (National Institute on 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.

Drug Free provides drug prevention tips for every age from preschoolers through university, and more.

Drugwatch: Children's Health Guide

Drugwatch provides a comprehensive health guide for children, newborn to teen. Drugwatch works with medical and legal experts to provide quality, accurate information about prescription drug side effects, medical device complications and related lawsuits.


Drug Misuse and Dependency

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 UK Government web site provides information on the Council's mandate that includes public health, crime and policing.


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.


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