Did you know that last year, over 80,000 Canadian teenagers used prescription drugs to get high; and that marijuana (the most widely used illegal drug among today's youth) is 300 to 400 percent stronger than it used to be? Long term substance abuse causes changes to the brain and body that can damage a teen for life.
See below for important information about preventing drug abuse, especially among teens. Please pass this information on to your organization’s members or feel welcome to post on your website, share through social media, or on bulletin boards.
• When used properly, prescription drugs can help. But, there are many dangerous and unpredictable side effects associated with abusing prescription drugs -- teens are especially vulnerable because their bodies and minds are still developing. You can help by:
• Teenagers react more positively to facts than to emotional arguments. Here are a few facts about marijuana you can share with them:
Thank you for helping to keep Canadians healthy and safe.