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  1. Learn About Caffeine

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    Caffeine is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how we think and feel. It is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. ...

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  2. Learn About MDMA (Ecstasy or Molly)

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    MDMA is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects how we think and behave. Ecstasy and molly are common names for the drug. MDMA is a stimulant that speeds up our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. But it also is sometimes considered a ha ...

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  3. Learn About Tripping

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    When a person says they are “tripping,” it means they are experiencing the effects of hallucinogens. Hallucinogens are psychoactive (mind-altering) drugs that significantly alter our senses and perceptions. Some common ones are magic mushrooms, LSD and ec ...

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  4. Learn About Heroin

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    Heroin is a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that affects the way we think and behave. It is a depressant that slows down our breathing, heart rate, thoughts and actions. ...

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  5. Learn About Inhalants

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    Inhalants are products that give off chemical vapours. Many inhalants are volatile solvents—gasoline, paint thinner, glue—used to perform everyday tasks at home, school or work. They are not intended for inhalation. When purposely inhaled, often from a ba ...

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  6. Learn About Steroids

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    Steroids or, more precisely, androgenic anabolic steroids, are a class of drugs similar to the male hormone testosterone. These drugs have muscle-building (anabolic), masculinizing (androgenic) and mind-altering (psychoactive) effects. ...

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  7. 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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  8. Anxiety Disorders

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    Anxiety is our body’s response to stress and danger, but in today’s world most of the ‘dangers’ we face day to day are not ones we can fight with our fists or run away from easily. ...

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  9. Alzheimer's Disease

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    Many of us look forward to our retirement and see our later years as a chance to reflect and enjoy the lives we built for ourselves. But for hundreds of thousands of Canadians, this time of reflection becomes a time of loss and confusion. ...

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  10. Bipolar Disorder

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    Bipolar disorder is a type of mood disorder. It's made up of two parts: mania (high mood) and depression (low mood). ...

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