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#WhatYouthNeedToKnow about substance use and gambling.

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Making healthy choices

  • Healthy alternatives to substance use or gambling
  • How can setting goals around things like sports, school and volunteering help you to make healthy choices
  • Keeping balance in your life
  • Resisting peer pressure to use substances or gamble

Knowing the risks

  • What are the risks for youth with substance use or gambling
  • Risks of driving when under the influence
  • Dangers of substance use or gambling
  • The dangers of not knowing what you’re taking
  • Facts about substance use or gambling
  • Risks of Substance Use and Mental Health

Staying safe

  • What is Harm Reduction?
  • How to stay safe at parties where there might be substance use
  • How to reduce harms associated with substance use and stay safe

Getting help

  • How to help a friend who has a problem with substance use or gambling
  • Where youth can turn to for help when substance use or gambling has gone too far
  • People youth can talk to
  • How do I know when my substance use or gambling has gone too far
  • Signs of a substance use or gambling problem
  • What you can do if affected by a family member’s substance use or gambling
  • When times get tough, talking (to an AFM counsellor) can help
  • Youth Should Know what AFM Youth Services can do for them
  • How AFM can help

Public perceptions

  • Unhealthy messages in the media about substance use or gambling
  • Stigma around problematic substance use and how we can turn that around – it is a sign of strength, not weakness to ask for help