Problematic drug use: videos

The 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 opioid use and opioid use disorder.

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Opioid videos

Good Samaritan law

Stay until help arrives. The Good Samaritan Law can protect you.

What is fentanyl?

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

Opioid Overdose

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

Prescribed an opioid?

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

Overcoming an opioid use disorder

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

Testimonial videos

Étienne's story

Listen to Étienne's story about how his problematic prescription drug use 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 6 years of a substance use disorder, and even jail. Also find out how she got help and recovered.

Samuel's story

Hear Samuel's story about his substance use disorder, 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 use disorder.

Karlee's story

Listen to Karlee's story about substance use disorder, 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 problematic prescription drug use quickly turned into an unshakeable substance use disorder. 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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