Use of substances like alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs is more complicated than just “good” or “bad.” It’s helpful to think of substance use along a continuum, from beneficial use to harmful use.Continue readingSubstance Use and Addiction
Alcohol and Other Drugs
People use alcohol and other drugs for many different reasons, and how drugs and alcohol impact someone’s life depend on many different factors. In some cases, drug and alcohol use may cause few harms, or even be beneficial. For others, it may be more harmful. In this section, learn how you can make healthier, less harmful choices when you choose to use alcohol or other drugs.
Each person has a different relationship with substances like alcohol and other drugs, and people use substances for different reasons. What’s beneficial for some may cause problems for others, or for the same person in different situations.Continue readingSubstance Use Problems
Being concerned about a young person in our life is not easy and it can be hard to know what to do first. Below are tips for having conversations about substance use and how to support ourselves, while supporting others. Referrals to Youth and Family Substance Use Services How to respond to an overdose Learn […]Continue readingSupporting Someone
We all have a role to play in erasing stigma, promoting health, and supporting our loved ones. Here is how you can be a More Than Substance Use Advocate/Supporter: Share de-stigmatizing information about substances and using substances on social media so people have correct information and know where to get help. Have supportive conversations with […]Continue readingThe Role We Play
If you are using substances, there are steps you can take to support yourself and those around you: from knowing how to identify the signs of an overdose to keeping Naloxone on hand, and finding where to test substances. Understand the basics of substance use and get tips for reducing risk of harm from Foundry. […]Continue readingUnderstanding Substances