Substance Abuse

Why focus on substance abuse?

Substance abuse is a problem for many young Canadians. Alcohol, drugs, and solvents are a primary concern. In rural and northern communities, substance abuse programs for youth are often limited or unavailable. We need to make available programs that are specific to the needs of youth living in these remote communities.

How do we help?

We work to ensure that young people in remote regions of Canada can access substance abuse and treatment programs. For these programs to be effective, they must be sensitive to the cultural and linguistic diversity in our rural and northern regions.

What are we doing to help?

  • Work with communities and governments to develop effective substance abuse programs
  • Connect parents, teachers and groups interested in substance abuse
  • Provide easy ways to get helpful information
  • Collect and review the latest information on substance abuse
  • Report on best practices and best programs
  • Find new technologies to improve services

Where it happens?

All across Canada, our team of substance abuse experts are working together to ensure the excellence. Our team also includes community, government and corporate groups. It is managed
by team leader Margo Greenwood, of the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George

Centre of Excellence for Children &
Adolescents with Special Needs:

Call:  (807) 343-8219  Fax:  (807) 346-7991 

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