40 Assets: Well researched website based on resiliency studies
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services: We provide a diverse range of provincial specialized one-of-a-kind mental health and substance use services; and provincial leadership for system-wide improvements through our work in health promotion & illness prevention, knowledge exchange, research and academic teaching.
Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA): The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol- and other drug-related harms.
Canadian Harm Reduction Network: Meeting place for individuals and organizations dedicated to reducing the social, health and economic harms associated with drugs and drug policies.
Canadian Mental Health Association: A guide to university and college for students with psychiatric disabilities
CEIDA: Australian site focusing on D & A including advice for parents
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: National (Ontario) and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues
Centre for Addictions Research of BC: A network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.
Including various info sheets CARBC has done for “Here to Help”
A safer use related variety of resources:
Drug Cocktails: An interactive site that enables users to enter a prescription drug to find out how substances interact with it.
Drugs and the Brain: http://www.jellinek.nl/brain/index.html
Erowid: “Documenting the relationship between humans and psychoactive substances”
Health Link BC: a resource which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C.
Healthy Minds/Healthy Children: Alberta based sites and resource centre for child and youth Addictions and Mental Health issues.
Here to help (BC): CARBC supported information and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: BC based centre (Children’s Hospital) for children, youth and families experiencing mental health concerns
McCreary Centre Society: Conducts research on BC youth populations
Mike and Vicki (E: Nothing’s free): Free resource to start a conversation with young people about a variety of different topics, including substances.
Mindcheck: Mindcheck offers information for both mental health and substance use as well as online screening for each.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Site regarding drug abuse and education.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens (NIDA): Site helps educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.
Options for Sexual Health (Opt): Sexual health services and support
Open Mind BC: resource for physicians, parents, teachers, and youth to learn more about the support services that are available in British Columbia and across Canada.
The FORCE Society (presentation series for parents “in the know”): Online BC based support and interactive education and support services for families experiencing youth concurrent disorder concerns.
The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain:
Drugs of Abuse – Drugs and their effect on the body (interactive)
Meth Mouse – how meth affects dopamine systems (interactive)
Mouse Party – Look at brains of mice on drugs (interactive)
Youth in BC: Online service for youth, offering online chat support from noon to 1am