Healthy Practices

Young people often engage in health risk behaviours that reflect the processes of adolescent development; experimentation and exploration. It is important to provide guidance and strategies to youth, as risky behaviours established as a young person have the potential to become the risky behaviours of adults.

Healthy SchoolsBC Resource List

Island Health Information Kit for Parents on Substance Use Let’s Talk Speaking with our Kids about Substance Use

Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction: This Brilliant Animated Video Will Change Your View on Drugs Forever

Most people think that the reason why people become addicted to drugs is solely because of the drugs themselves. This, however, is far from the truth, as shown repeatedly by scientific studies on drug addiction.

The brilliant short animated video below will explain to you why drugs don’t actually cause addiction, changing your view on drugs forever.