Drug addiction is a serious issue facing Canadian youth. Almost one third of Canadian youth ages between 15-19 and over half of young adults have used drugs according to a Statista survey. Drug addiction can have lifelong repercussions on every aspect of a person’s life.
According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, youth between the ages of 15-24 are more likely to develop addiction issues than any other age group. They also state that prevention and awareness programs about addiction have shown positive results. It’s important to address drug addiction before it becomes an issue.
Drug addiction can also introduce additional barriers to employment as it puts youth in a position to incur a criminal record. A criminal record can be a very large barrier when it comes to youth employment.
We offer seminars and workshops around the barrier of addiction that focus on prevention and awareness. We include families in our activities and create a safe space for young people to engage meaningfully with others. We also invite professionals to address various issues around drug addiction.