Substance Use

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs

Programming Information

We use a harm-reduction model to educate students on the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol, cannabis and other substances. We also educate students on safer partying practices, serving sizes and harm reduction methods and guidelines when using substances. In our programming we often use interactive goggles to simulate the visual effects of alcohol and cannabis to spark discussion around alcohol and drug use.

Online Tutorials

Resource Description
Mental Health and Addiction 101 CAMH provides a series of self-directed tutorials. These tutorials will introduce you to topics concerning substance use and mental health problems..
e-CHUG and e-TOKE These are online educational assessments that raises your awareness about alcohol and cannabis related behaviours. Its goal is to promote the responsible decision making and safe use of alcohol and cannabis amongst York students. Each module can be completed in 20 minutes each.
RainyDaze An online game that involves discovering what harm-reduction is and strategies 

Other Resources

Resource Description
ConnexOntario 24/7 mental health and addiction support service in Ontario.
Wellness Together Canada Mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. Always free and virtual, 24/7.
SMART Recovery Free support meetings (in-person and virtual) open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.
Telehealth Ontario Free and confidential support 24/7.Nurses can help you with any health matters, including addiction concerns.
Access MHA Help finding substance use health/addictions support, services and care.