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Opioids and Youth

Real stories from youth

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These short videos tell stories from Alberta youth who have lived with opioid use. Their stories will:

  • tell you about opioid use and OUD treatment options
  • help you understand why young people might use opioids
  • fight stigma (negative attitude and discrimination) around opioid use
  • help to encourage you or someone you care about to get help for opioid use

Opioids ​and ​youth — Taking control​

In this video, a youth shares how recognizing and leaving a harmful relationship helped her take control of her life and start her wellness journey.

Opioids ​and ​youth — Taking control

French video

Opioids and youth — Exploring different approaches to wellness

In this video, a youth talks about trying different tools like Suboxone and harm reduction to support his wellness journey, and how he found what works for him.

Opioids and youth — Exploring different approaches to wellness

French video

Opioids and youth — Life after opioids​

In this video, a youth shares how family support, Narcotics Anonymous, and Suboxone have helped her live a more meaningful life.

Opioids and youth — Life after opioids

French video



Current as of: December 3, 2021

Author: Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services