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Introduction to Substance Use and Harm Reduction (Online)

University is time for exploration, experimentation and self-discovery. It’s also a time where the decisions and choices we make shape our future, including our health. Did you know that post-secondary aged young adults have the highest rates of substance use compared to all other age groups? Substance use and the reasons individuals choose to use various substances is different for everyone. And though there is no “safe” level of substance use, as use of any substance always carries some risk, there are steps that can be taken in attempt to reduce harms starting with education. In this workshop, we will: introduce the different types of substances, prevalence, their uses and how they impact health; discuss the risks associated with mixing various substances; and provide basic harm reduction strategies and resources. 

To register, click here.

Please note: the purpose of this workshop is for general education guidelines only. We do not condone or promote any particular lifestyle choice. Please consult a health-care professional for guidance and support. 

Before attending the presentation, please fill out our anonymous Pre-Test Form (It takes less than 1 minute to complete): 

This form helps us ensure our presentation meets the needs of the student body. 


Jan 24 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


(URL will be provided in the email confirmation)


Student Counselling, Health & Well-Being
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