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Opioids and Youth

Overview

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​More people in Alberta, including youth, are dying from opioid use than ever before.

Here you’ll find resources and tools to help raise awareness, give education, and stop the stigma (prejudice and discrimination) of opioid use. They are brought to you by the Improving Treatment Together (ITT) project, a partnership between the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Resources include:
  • videos of yout​h telling their stories of opioid use
  • the Addictions and Mental Health Youth Opioid Service Search tool for when you or a loved one needs help
  • opioid-related resources for youth​, families, and caregivers
  • videos to help service providers give care that’s right for youth and to show youth and families what to expect when working with service providers

Find a service

The new Addictions and Mental Health Youth Opioid Service Search tool is easy to use and is for youth, families, caregivers, service providers, and the public. It makes finding the most appropriate service easier than ever. It provides information on shared resources and information on youth opioid treatments and services.

Find opioid-related services for youth in Alberta.

Questions or feedback

If you have questions or feedback about the Improving Treatment Together project or you would like to add a service to the Addictions and Mental Health Service Search Tool, email informationandcyfistandards@ahs.ca.


Current as of: December 3, 2021

Author: Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services