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In this segment of our Wellness & Safety Information Series, parents can learn about recent drugs and how to talk with their kids about drugs.  

Listen to the Experts

This video features Christina Murray, a family counsellor with Youth Addictions Services at Alberta Health, speaking with parent Tammy Burgardt about drugs and youth.

How to Talk to Kids about Fentanyl and Other Drugs

In this segment of our Wellness & Safety Information Series, parents can learn about recent drugs and how to talk with their kids about drugs.  

Listen to the Experts

This video features Christina Murray, a family counsellor with Youth Addictions Services at Alberta Health, speaking with parent Tammy Burgardt about drugs and youth.

More Information

Websites

Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health - Parent Information Series http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2434.aspx


"It is not easy being a parent these days—especially if your kids are at the age when they may start to experiment with tobacco, alcohol, other drugs or gambling. The Parent Information Series is designed to answer frequently asked questions and give parents like you factual information that may help you prevent your children from using drugs, help them make healthy lifestyle choices and support them in making changes in their lives."

On this website parents can find information about many topics including:

  • Teaching Your Children the Truth about Drugs and Gambling
  • How Do I Know If My Teen is Using Drugs?
  • How Do I Talk To My Teenager About Drugs?
  • Raves and Club Drugs: How Do I Protect My Kids?
  • The Truth About Popular Drugs
  • Does Your Teen's Drug Use Leave You Feeling Like Youre Losing Your Sanity?
  • Intervening When Your Teen is Using Drugs
  • How Bad Is My Teen's Drinking or Drug Use?
  • Helping Teens Evaluate Their Drug Use
  • And more!
 

Alberta Health Services - Treatment Services for Youth

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2546.aspx 
This website offers information about a range of treatment options for youth in Alberta.
 

Alberta Health Services - Fentanyl Information


http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page12491.aspx 

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Alberta Health Services – Addiction and Mental Health - Podcasts


Talk to your children about alcohol and other drugs
http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/Blogs/podcasts/205.aspx#.Vt8gEPkrLrd

 

Alberta Health Services - Passion for Health - Blogs


 

Alberta Health Services - Alberta Keeping Kids Addiction-Free

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2544.aspx 

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


"The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health."

This website has online resources for parents, including information about drugs, alcohol and addiction and prevention. Some of the topics are: 

 


 

Government of Canada – Healthy Living – Substance Abuse


http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/healthy-living-vie-saine/substance-abuse-toxicomanie/index-eng.php 

This website has information about controlled and illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and other substances. It also has resources for parents and caregivers about how to talk to your teen and getting help.
 

Documents

Alberta Health Services – printable booklets (free)


There are numerous printable booklets available for parents in the AHS parent information series. The full list is available at http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page2434.aspx


Here are just a few on the topic of drugs:


How do I talk to my teenager about drugs

How do I know if my teen is using drugs

The truth about popular drugs

Helping teens evaluate their drug use