Help stop opioid overdoses

Opioids are drugs that include prescribed pain relievers and illegal heroin and fentanyl. Misuse may lead to addiction, overdose and death.

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  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    If you answered that they are all at risk, you're right. The opioid/fentanyl crisis is claiming victims of all ages, walks of life and in all regions of Canada. Whether you use opioids often to get high, or take cocaine or ecstacy a few times a year, or whether you are prescribed opioids, any of these situations could potentially lead to an accidental overdose and possibly death.
    Learn how to identify an overdose, and how to help.

    Together we can all #StopOverdoses.

    Get the facts before talking with your teen about drugs.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    What can your teen achieve if they say no to drugs? The possibilities are endless. Learn how to start the conversation with them. Have it early, and have it often.
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    Please note this is a video.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Understand the risks if you or a loved one are prescribed opioids. Speak to your doctor, and always take prescription opioids as directed to help avoid overdoses.
    Prescribed opioids?

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Have you started the drug talk with your teen? It can be a difficult topic to bring up, but it's important to open the lines of communication. Do you have tips for other parents to start the conversation?
    Learn more about why it's so important to start the conversation early: http://ow.ly/x8Yo309W68n
    Have you started the drug talk with your teen?

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Kristina is a nurse who specializes in addiction treatment. She sees first-hand how opioids are an issue with high school kids. Listen to her story and talk with your teen about #drugs.
    Have you started the drug talk with your teen?
    Please note this is a video.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Ice, Special K, Molly, Mary Jane… Do you know street names for the drugs your kids might be exposed to? Get familiar with the lingo and talk about drugs regularly with your kids: http://ow.ly/VwYI309RuKw.
    Learn the lingo

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Do you have questions about what you're taking? Don't be shy—ask your pharmacist. Learn more: http://ow.ly/rzoT309G50m.
    Ask your pharmacist

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Get the facts before talking with your teen about drugs. http://ow.ly/5oWM309ItIs
    Get the facts before talking with your teen about drugs.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    There is no shame in carrying a naloxone kit. If you think you may encounter someone who is overdosing, be prepared and see if you can get a kit at your local pharmacy and/or local health unit.

    Naloxone kits are available free of charge at some pharmacies or public health units, no questions asked. Together we can #StopOverdoses. Learn the signs of an overdose and what to do to help:
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    Get the facts before talking with your teen about drugs.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    "I won't let my son die, doing what he's doing." The impact of addiction on families can be devastating. Watch Samuel's story to see how his family's support helped him turn his life around.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    There isn't a script for talking with your teen about drugs. It's important to begin the conversation with them early, and to keep talking. Get tips on how to start the drug talk: http://ow.ly/YJdM309yJlq

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Not only street drugs are dangerous. If misused, prescription opioids can lead to addiction and overdose.
    Many teenagers report thinking that using prescription drugs to get high is not as risky as doing other types of drugs. Learn more about the risks of opioid misuse and get tips to talk with your teens: http://ow.ly/TgBA309tuxe
    Stop Overdoses

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Parents are important role models and can be an important defense against drug use. Don't know how to start the talk? Get some tips: http://ow.ly/YsKK309yuO
    Listen to them and respect their opinion.

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Prescribed opioids? Painkillers have both benefits and risks. Speak with your doctor; make a plan to ensure you're taking them appropriately and safely.

    Using your prescription painkillers as directed can help prevent overdose. Learn more: http://ow.ly/wwE7309thfP
    Prevent overdoses use as directed

  • Healthy Canadians

    Healthy Canadians

    Think you, your friends or loved ones are not at risk of overdose because you only use party drugs once in a blue moon?.
    Unfortunately, that's not the case. Over the last year, many street drugs, including counterfeit prescription drugs, have tested positive for fentanyl across Canada. People of all ages and walks of life are suffering overdoses due to fentanyl.
    Learn how to recognize the signs of an overdose and carry a naloxone kit. Together we can #StopOverdoses. http://ow.ly/tQOR309jZRQ
    Prevent overdoses use as directed

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