Illicit fentanyl has tainted the drugs sold on the street. Anyone who uses street drugs, even once, is at risk of an accidental overdose. If your child is problematically using street drugs, help them reduce the harm, and seek professional help.
Let’s Talk Opioids, including Fentanyl – A parent’s guide to understanding opioid use by youth
The opioid crisis in our country has impacted countless families in communities everywhere. In the present complex landscape of youth and substance use, it’s important that we as parents understand more about the causes of this crisis.
This resource will provide you with the knowledge and strategies to help you prevent your child from using opioids, including fentanyl, non-medically, spot problematic use by recognizing the signs and symptoms, and take action effectively to prevent an accidental overdose.
If your son or daughter is already using opioids problematically, this resource suggests several steps you can take to help protect them from harm.
Mind your medications – Infographic
One in two Canadian homes contains medications that can be dangerous if taken non-medically, and most are not secured safely.
Learn more about how to protect your kids by keeping all prescription and OTC medications secure in your home and have age-appropriate conversations about safe medicine use with your children.