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Health Topics - Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol is a drug. It’s found in beer, wine and spirits, and acts as a depressant that slows down the central nervous system. The individual effects of alcohol are dependent upon gender, body weight, whether you’ve eaten and how much you drink.

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  • Cannabis

    Cannabis is legal for adults in Canada. Legal doesn’t mean harmless. Cannabis can negatively affect your brain and your body. Know how cannabis affects you.

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  • Community Resources

    Substance Use Counselling Community Addiction and Mental Health Services of Haldimand & Norfolk (CAMHS) offers assessment and outpatient counseling for people of all ages experiencing issues with alcohol, drug use and gambling. Assistance is also available to family members and friends.  In addition to office locations of CAMHS, counselors are also available through the guidance […]

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  • Opioids

    Opioids are a group of drugs that can be prescription or illicit. In 2016, Haldimand and Norfolk had the second highest rate of opioid-related deaths in Ontario.

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  • Other Drugs

    A drug is substance, other than food, that affects the way our brain processes information, and/or the way our body normally works. It can affect the way we think, feel and act.

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