Information for Parents and Caregivers

Parents, guardians and caregivers play a significant role in a child’s life. You are a role model. Stay connected by talking to your child, knowing their friends and being prepared.

Youth is a time of getting to know yourself and trying to fit in with others. Your youth may face peer pressure to use alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. It is normal for your youth to be curious about these substances. There is a fear of the unknown, but a curiosity about things that are "off-limits."

For more information on other drugs, check out Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Mental Health and Addiction Information A to Z.

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