Resources

40 Assets: Well researched website based on resiliency studies

http://www.search-institute.org/content/40-developmental-assets-adolescents-ages-12-18

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.

http://www.bcmhsus.ca/

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.

http://www.ccsa.ca/Eng/Pages/default.aspx

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.

http://www.canadianharmreduction.com

Canadian Mental Health Association: A guide to university and college for students with psychiatric disabilities

www.cmha.ca/youreducation

CEIDA: Australian site focusing on D & A including advice for parents

http://www.ceida.net.au

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: National (Ontario) and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues

http://www.camh.net/education/Online_courses_webinars/mha101/index.html

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.

http://carbc.ca/

Including various info sheets CARBC has done for “Here to Help”

http://www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/HealthPromotion/HeretoHelp.aspx

A safer use related variety of resources:

http://www.carbc.ca/PublicationsResources/HealthPromotion/SaferUse.aspx

Drug Cocktails: An interactive site that enables users to enter a prescription drug to find out how substances interact with it.

http://www.drugcocktails.ca

Drugs and the Brain: http://www.jellinek.nl/brain/index.html

Erowid: “Documenting the relationship between humans and psychoactive substances”

https://www.erowid.org/

Health Link BC: a resource which provides detailed information about how, and where, to find health services in B.C.

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/find/?q=Mental+Health

Healthy Minds/Healthy Children: Alberta based sites and resource centre for child and youth Addictions and Mental Health issues.

http://www.hmhc.ca

Here to help (BC): CARBC supported information and resource centre for Addictions and Mental Health issues.

http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: BC based centre (Children’s Hospital) for children, youth and families experiencing mental health concerns

http://www.keltymentalhealth.ca

McCreary Centre Society: Conducts research on BC youth populations

http://www.mcs.bc.ca/

Mike and Vicki (E: Nothing’s free): Free resource to start a conversation with young people about a variety of different topics, including substances.

http://www.mikeandvicki.ca/

Mindcheck: Mindcheck offers information for both mental health and substance use as well as online screening for each.

http://www.Mindcheck.ca

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): Site regarding drug abuse and education.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/

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.

http://teens.drugabuse.gov

Options for Sexual Health (Opt): Sexual health services and support

https://www.optionsforsexualhealth.org/education/education-programs

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.

http://openmindbc.ca/

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.

http://www.forcesociety.com/

The Science of Addiction: Genetics and the Brain:

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/

Drugs of Abuse – Drugs and their effect on the body (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/abuse/

Meth Mouse – how meth affects dopamine systems (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/methmouse/

Mouse Party – Look at brains of mice on drugs (interactive)

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/mouse/

Youth in BC:  Online service for youth, offering online chat support from noon to 1am

http://youthinbc.com/