Alcohol use resources

General | Alberta | Ontario


Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

CCSA, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), has created an information sheet (Pdf) containing the Canadian Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines. This information sheet highlights tips for safe drinking, what your alcohol consumption limits should be, and when it is and is not acceptable to consume alcohol. CCSA also offers a short, animated YouTube video presenting the Canadian Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Saying When App

Saying When is a program that provides step-by-step directions to users to take charge of how much they drink and when they drink. Users can get help and keep concerns about their drinking in confidence. This anonymous, self-help approach can positively impact user’s health, job, and relationships.

Drugs Free Kids Canada – youth and alcohol

Drugs Free Kids Canada is an organization that educates, engages, and empowers parents, caregivers, educators, and care professionals by providing them with up-to-date information, resources and tools to prevent and reduce the harms of problematic drug use by youth. These resources are categorized into prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. The youth and alcohol section provides information on the reasons why youth engage in alcohol consumption, the risks of under-age alcohol consumption, binge drinking, alcohol poisoning, and signs of alcohol overdose.

Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y) Program

P.A.R.T.Y program is a one-day injury awareness and prevention program designed for youth aged 15 and older. During this program, youth hear from police officers, health professionals, and injury ambassadors who share real-life trauma examples. Developed in 1986 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, this program is a vital component of the growing community effort to reduce death and injury in alcohol, drug, and risk-related crashes and incidents. Schools can also start their own program for their students. 

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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Alberta

SADD offers a free, online course called Impaired Driving to educate students about the dangers and consequences of alcohol-impaired driving. This course also provides information on the new impaired driving rules in Alberta that came into effect in December of 2020. In addition, a discussion guide is provided for teachers to encourage conversations based on students’ learning from this course. The course length is 35 to 45 minutes.

Alberta Health Services – kids and drugs: a parent’s guide to prevention (Pdf)

This guide is directed to Canadian parents and caregivers to help them learn more about their role in preventing their school-age children from using drugs. This guide provides many ideas for ways that parents and caregivers can make a difference with their attitude, actions, and words when it comes to drug and alcohol use. Consider sharing this guide to parents and care givers during school events or through your school’s social media accounts.  


Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving (OSAID)

OSAID is a charity that aims to empower youth to eliminate impaired driving. It is a student-led, peer-to-peer program, that helps students develop valuable leadership skills and address road safety. The OSAID website provides mini-event and comprehensive event planning guides for students who are interested in starting an OSAID group at their school. The website also features a variety of resources including access to the OSAID official logo, posters, planning toolbox, and loaned impairment goggles. Students can also follow OSAID’s Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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