These web links were active at the time of publication of this resource. It is not possible to make sure that these links remain active over time. Teachers are encouraged to consult the Department of Education website for an ongoing, updated list of active websites on alcohol and other drugs.

For Teachers

AADAC’s Information for Teachers:
A site produced by the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) with curriculum guides and other classroom resources for educators

Be Drug Wise: Health Canada’s interactive website for youth and parents on drug information, particularly cannabis and alcohol

Best Advice Paper:
Alcohol and Drug Prevention Programs for Youth: What Works? Published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse: Canada’s national addictions agency, with the mission of providing objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help reduce the health, social, and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.

Capital Health, Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services: A links directory that includes a link to the Nova Scotia Department of Health publication When Drugs Come to School: A Resource Manual for Student Substance Use and School-Based Policy
http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca (Click on “Services”, then on “Addiction Prevention and Treatment Services”, and then on “Links”.)

Global Youth Network: Youth & Drugs:
Website sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. A global understanding of trends and prevention measures could be an asset to educators. There are free pamphlets that can be printed as well.

Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Addiction Prevention Addiction Services:
Access to the latest reports and resources

Mind over Matter Index: A free resource and curriculum guide for teachers of students in grades 5–9, produced by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Media Awareness Network: A site featuring lesson plans for teachers, including The Target is You, lessons on alcohol advertising, grades 4–8

Ontario Curriculum Guide: A resource outlining expectations and guidelines for each grade level from grade 1 through to grade 8 with full outlines of teaching plans and questions that can be used by educators

Preventing Substance-use Problems among Young People: A Compendium of Best Practices: A best practices report produced by Health Canada (2001)

Your Life, Your Choice: A web-based alcohol education resource for teachers of 13- to 14-year-olds sponsored by the Brewers Association of Canada in 2000

18. Please note that although these were reviewed and considered generally appropriate when accessed in 05-06, it is important that teachers assess the sites to ensure they are relevant and appropriate.