Prevention Resources

Here are links to other sites to help you learn more about preventing substance use.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement or authorization by Drug Free Kids Canada.  The sources of information listed below are intended only as a partial list of the resources available to viewers of this website. You are encouraged to conduct additional research for resources.


Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Provides help, information and guidance for parents

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – CAMH
Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Services – Provides help to young people with mental health and/or addiction problems.

Health Canada
Youth Drug Prevention for Parents – Learn about drugs, observe your kids, take action, get help.

This editorial section of the popular medical site helps parents understand and deal with teen OTC drug abuse.

Families for Addiction Recovery
FAR is dedicated to supporting families struggling with substance use disorder (SUD), educating and advocating for treatment options for youth and young adults.

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine
A resource of scientific and medical information about Addiction – for professionals and the general public.

Drug Awareness for Parents (RCMP)
Kids and drugs: A parent’s guide to prevention provided by the RCMP

The Centre for Youth Crime Prevention (CYCP)
A by-youth, for-youth web-based program that is operated by the Youth Engagement Section of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Above the Influence
This site is designed to engage teens in discussions about influence and ways to “stay above it.”

Prevent Teen Drug Use
This site aims to give parents and teens, facts about today’s marijuana and to encourage public discussion about the risks of using this drug.

Kids Now
Kids Now is a national, after school mentoring program that empowers grades 7 and 8 youth, to believe in themselves so they can make positive choices.

Teen Mental Health
Helping to  improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.

Kids Help Phone
To reach a Kids Help Phone professional counselor, kids, teens, and young adults, from any community in Canada, you can call or go online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

(USA) The Partnership to End Addiction
Need Help? Get Help! How to talk to your kids. Drug prevention, drug abuse, drug intervention, drug treatment and recovery. provides answers, guidance, tips and stories.

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