Problematic drug use: videos

The use and problematic use of drugs, both legal and illegal, can have serious health risks. It can also damage families and relationships.

Learn more about the risks of opioids and hear the true stories of young Canadians and their families affected by problematic drug use and addiction.

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Opioid videos

What is fentanyl?

Learn about the dangers of fentanyl and how small a fatal dose can be.

Prescribed an opioid?

Talking to your doctor is important. Learn more about opioids and alternatives.

Overcoming an opioid addiction

Addiction can be agonizing. Learn about the importance of seeking help.

Testimonial videos

Étienne's story

Listen to Étienne's story about how his prescription drug addiction took over his life, and how therapy helped him recover.

Marie-Louise's story

Listen to Marie-Louise's story about how one pill to help her sleep led to a 6 years prescription drugs addiction, and even jail. Also find out how she got help and recovered.

Samuel's story

Hear Samuel's story about his addiction to drugs, especially opioids, the negative effects it had on his health and life in general, and how he recovered.

Kristina's story

Discover Kristina's story. She is a registered practical nurse that specializes in drug treatment. Every day she sees people suffering the effects of opioid addiction.

Karlee's story

Listen to Karlee's story about prescription drug addiction, its negative effects on her life and how she recovered.

Jordan's story

Listen to Jordan's story  and how his dependence on pain medication led to tragedy.

Meagan's story

Hear Meagan's story about how her prescription drug abuse quickly turned into an unshakeable addiction. Also find out how she got treatment.

Tom's story

Discover Tom's story about his dependence on painkillers, how it took over his life and how treatment helped.

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