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Cannabis:

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Youth-led interactive presentation to help students understand the effects of cannabis

Substance Use & Addiction Program

Youth speakers share personal stories about their challenges with cannabis use to increase awareness and knowledge around the associated risks, as well as to improve behaviours/attitudes in youth and young adults on safer use of cannabis.

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About the YouthSpeak Team

We promote youth mental health and well-being to increase the resiliency of youth facing challenges. Through leadership, training, and sharing personal stories, YouthSpeak empowers youth to build resilience, hope, and coping strategies in challenging times such as now.

The goal of the Substance Use and Addictions Program is to increase awareness and knowledge around the risks associated with cannabis use, as well as to improve behaviours/attitudes in youth and young adults on safer use of cannabis.

Where to get mental health addictions help:

Resources:

Talking Pot with Youth - A Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies

Provides introductory information and a set of exercises to engage youth in meaningful discussions and conversations about cannabis. This guide takes a harm reduction approach to talking with youth about cannabis.

What is Harm Reduction

Strategies that help guide individuals who choose to use cannabis make safer choices regarding cannabis use:

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