Know More to Respond Better: Polydrug Use (Be careful about mixing substances!)
Polydrug use refers to the use of two or more psychoactive drugs in combination at the same time, i.e. mixing substances or drugs. Learn more
Know More to Respond Better: Cannabis
The main ingredient in cannabis, called THC, is responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant. In the 70s, the level of THC in cannabis was approximately 1% to 3%. Today, it is between 8% and 12% and can even reach 30%! Learn more
New Drug Awareness Chart
This chart is a reference and awareness tool. It contains information on the trends of the day and the main substances used with their effects and consequences, various consumption methods, visible signs and symptoms, and much more. Take a look at the Web version of the Chart in the form of fact sheets.
Scareware Scam Warning
The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre has been receiving reports from Canadians who say their computers are being frozen or they have been “locked out” of their computers after receiving pop-up messages warning them their computer has been associated with child pornography. These warning messages, which claim to be from the RCMP or CSIS, tells the recipient to pay $100 dollars via Ukash so their computer can be “unlocked”. Find out more