Youth

Talking to Kids About Drugs

It is never too early to start talking to kids about drugs. Substance use is part of life and children who talk with their parents about drug use start to form their own opinions. Explanations and early conversations about chewable vitamin tablets are a good place to start. Children may…

Keeping Students Motivated as Spring Blooms

For young students, the academic year seems like a long time, and their ability to stay focused could diminish during the spring months.  In all fairness, playing outside and shedding layers the cold weather requires does seem appealing after a long winter. Just because the temperature rises outside doesn’t mean…

Keep It Real – Community Discussion

Addiction Services for York Region (ASYR) was the recipient of seed funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to embark upon a research project to explore attitudes, behaviours and concerns from youth in York Region around substance use. As part of this project, ASYR worked closely with members of the Drug…

Are You Struggling with Someone Else’s Substance Abuse?

Substance Abuse is a common problem that will affect many of us at some point in our lives, whether it’s our own use or someone in our lives that we care about. That being said, it does not mean it is easy to deal with! It is often very difficult…