This page collects CCSA resources about young people and substance use that could be useful to educators.
When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, students, like educators, want the facts. Young people across Canada tell us that when it comes to substance use, they want to make informed decisions. They are going online with their questions. Too often, the Internet is giving them the wrong answers.
This page provides links to evidence-based resources intended to answer the questions educators and young people are asking. For example, many young people have questions about cannabis similar to the following questions:
- Can regular or heavy use of cannabis impair adolescent brain development? (Yes)
- Does cannabis help you to focus? (No)
- Is cannabis less dangerous than other drugs because it is derived from plants? (No)
- Is cannabis-impaired driving dangerous? (Yes, very)