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  1. Making Healthier Choices about Substance Use

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      More Info Sheets Whenever we choose to use substances, it is helpful to know what steps we can take to ensure that our use is the least harmful possible. Most of us use substances in ways that carry minimal risk. But sometimes we may get distracted or l ...

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  2. Helping People who Use Substances: A health promotion perspective

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    All psychoactive or “mind-altering” substances, from caffeine to heroin, involve some risk. For thousands of years, people have been using these substances for their benefits, but the risk of experiencing short- or long-term harms is always there. ...

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  3. Understanding Substance Use: A health promotion perspective

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    Health is a state of total well-being—physical, mental and social—helping us both survive and thrive in our everyday lives. ...

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  4. Evaluating Information on Mental Health and Substance Use

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   With all of the information coming at us these days, it can be hard to filter out what is good information and what information isn't so good. This is especially true ...

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  5. A Safe Night Out

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      PDF | More info sheets Author: Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research   While the safest option may be to avoid both drinking and going to places where alcohol is served, there are ways to have a safe night out that involves alcohol. Planning to ...

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  6. Safer Use Series

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      More info sheets While no substance is completely safe, people who use substances can reduce the risks of some harms. ...

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  7. Getting Help For...

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Anxiety anxietybc.com AnxietyBC™ is a leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders. AnxietyBC also developed MindShift, a free app that teaches you how to manage ...

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  8. Mental Health and Substance Use Education for Families

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets The BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information provide mental health and substance use information and resources that you can trust. Information Some examples of useful mental health and substance use inf ...

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  9. Support for Helping Professionals

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets Knowing the right resources to share with your clients and families can be tough—it’s hard to know what information is credible. The BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information has evidence-based mental he ...

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  10. Support for Schools

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    PDF Version   PDF | More info sheets The BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information provide evidence-based resources for educators and school professionals. Host an event We offer a wide range of events to increase awareness of and reduce st ...

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