Substances

Alcohol, drugs, tobacco and vapes are being used in Ottawa and is linked to important health, social and economic issues. In this section you will be able to access facts and services available to everyone impacted by drugs in Ottawa.

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Alcohol

Confused about the appropriate serving size for alcohol? Don't understand the effects of alcohol on your health? Visit our alcohol page to learn more!

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Drugs

Drugs are in Ottawa and are being used. It is important you know how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and know how to get help. Our drugs page can provide you with all of that information.

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Tobacco

At this point everyone knows tobacco products are dangerous for your health. But if you are looking for information on how to quit, where you cannot smoke, or to how to help a friend quit, our Tobacco page has you covered.

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Cannabis

Cannabis is now legal in Canada, but do you know how cannabis affects the health you and those around you? How can you use it responsibly? Our Cannabis page will answer that and more!

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Vaping

Vaping is super popular right now, but how much do you know about vapes? Do you know what's in the vapour or how it's affecting your body? Find out all of this and more in this section.

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Party Safe

Make the party memorable for the right reasons! We have some party tips for you to keep the party going and to make sure you & your friends stay healthy and safe!

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