Drug Use

Most young people who try drugs do not develop substance use problems. For some, it can become a problem.

There are many kinds of drugs, and there are as many reasons why someone would try them or use them regularly. Some believe using drugs will help them to be more popular or to cope with problems. Others may try out of curiosity or because their friends are doing drugs. 

Problematic use is when a person continues to use drugs even though it is negatively impacting their life. It's important to be aware of how your drug use is affecting you so you can decide if you need to take some action... 

    Check Your Drug Use


Knowing the symptoms of problematic drug use helps in identifying if this is an issue in your life (or for a friend)...  

          WHAT TO LOOK FOR

There are resources available to help you reduce your drug use or quit...  

     Self-Care resources


Being able to make educated decisions regarding drug use can help to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life. Understanding the risks associated with drug use means:

  • You can make a more informed decision about whether or not to use drugs
  • If you choose to use drugs, you can take steps to reduce harms associated with drug use