Alcohol and Other Drugs – Videos
Please watch the following videos which discuss topics such as addiction and treatment, drugs, energy drinks, impaired driving, Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines, sexual health, etc.
- Addiction is Complicated
Substances – alcohol, drugs, inhalants. Gambling – online, casino, track. Compulsion – shopping, stealing, sex. There’s no one easy answer, but you can start.
- Treatment is Your Choice
It’s your decision to start treatment - no matter the circumstances. Recovery is a process. Take your time. Addiction Services of Thames Valley can help you get started.
- Path of the Pill
Youth are a particularly vulnerable population for prescription abuse and the #1 place they get these drugs is from a family member’s or friend’s medicine cabinet. Make sure you dispose of unused or expired medications at your local pharmacy and lock up any medications that are in your home.
Watch our 4-part video series on energy drinks. In these videos you’ll find out more about Alcohol and Energy Drinks, Caffeine Crashes and Energy Drinks, Exercise and Energy Drinks and Sugar and Energy Drinks
- Energy Drinks
These videos were written and produced by our Health Unit Youth Leaders, with support from Health Unit staff to show some of the issues with energy drinks.
- Happy Hour Fail
Thinking about Drinking and Driving? Think again! If you get charged with impaired driving, jail is only one of many problems that you may face. See what happens next.
- The Sober Truth About Driving High
Drugs and Driving don’t mix. Remember that driving a vehicle while high can pose just as big of a risk as drinking and driving. The police have the authority, ability, and tools to determine if you are impaired by legal or illegal drugs.
- (en français) The Sober Truth About Driving High
Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines
Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines were recently created to help Canadian adults, who choose to drink alcohol, make informed choices about alcohol consumption to minimize associated short and long term health risks.
Rethink Your Drinking
When it comes to alcohol, drinking is a personal choice, and the majority of people drink responsibly. We're not asking you to stop drinking … instead we want you to Rethink Your Drinking, and gradually reduce the amount of alcohol you consume as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please visit: www.RethinkYourDrinking.ca.
Sexual Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Adventures in Sex City Game
Check out the Adventures in Sex City Game! In Part 2 of the game, you can test your knowledge and learn the facts about substance misuse and sexual health. So go ahead and play!
Talking to Your Kids
Watch our “Talking to your Teens about Alcohol and Other Drugs” 6-part video series to learn about talking to your teen, factors that put your teen at risk, signs of alcohol and other drug use, what to do if you suspect your teen is using alcohol, and setting boundaries.
Watch all of the Parenting Teenagers Video series.
- Talking with Teens About Drugs & Alcohol
In this video series, we discuss reasons youth use substances, signs they are using and what parents can do when their children are drug involved. It’s important for parents to talk to their children early and often about this important subject and discuss boundaries and consequences.
There Is No Magic Goat
Think a night of drinking is no big deal, 'cause the magic goat's going to save your butt? Think again. For more information about alcohol and other drugs, please visit: www.ThinkAboutIt.net.
Youth in our community were challenged to develop video PSAs with a “safer partying” message including understanding the negative consequences of alcohol and other drugs, understanding the laws and liability for hosting a party, creating healthy relationships, choosing to be sober and in control, safe and sober ways home from a party.
Date of creation: March 1, 2013
Last modified on: July 23, 2015