Substance use is a health issue, not a moral issue. Harm reduction is an approach that focuses on reducing and minimizing the impact of consuming drugs and/or alcohol on people, their families, friends, and communities. A harm reduction approach meets people where they are.
We encourage you to consult and talk about what’s going on in your life. There are services and support available at your local CMC.
Get informed, get help, and support people around you
Reach out to family, friends, youth outreach workers, community workers or your local resources if you need to talk.
Wiichihiiwaauwin (Mental Health) Helpline
Service available 24/7. Cree speakers and Elders are available upon request
NNADAP develops and runs prevention, intervention and aftercare activities to reduce or prevent alcohol and drug addiction in Eeyou Istchee.
Maanuuhiikuu provides community members with free and confidential clinical and traditional options to choose from, on their paths to wellness.
If you choose to drink alcohol, there are ways to do it safely and responsibly.
Cannabis (weed) is a psychotropic drug that affects the brain and can change your mood, how you think, your awareness or your behaviour.
Using cannabis as a teenager can hurt a person’s school, work and social life.
Cocaine is highly addictive, powerful stimulant commonly used as a party drug.
Opioids are drugs with pain-relieving properties used to treat chronic or severe pain.
Driving while under the influence of drugs is dangerous and can put you and others at serious risk.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous and can put you and others at serious risk.