Drug And Alcohol Prevention & Education Programs In Manitoba
In the province of Manitoba, there are well over 15 different drug education and prevention organizations located in different cities; many of these programs operate through the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba along with the Nelson House Medicine Lodge. These programs work with local communities, schools, and business and help spread current up-to-date information about drugs, alcohol, and addiction. Many youth in the local schools are not fully aware about addiction and drugs, including what drugs are and how they impact the body and mind. This information also includes current data about what kinds of drugs are being sold to youth, and how easily it can be to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Many prevention programs include information about binge drinking and alcohol consumption among teens and young adults, which is where many of these alcohol problems take place. Alcohol abuse can be very dangerous for teens, as it is easy to come by and is typically offered to teens at young ages by their friends. Drug prevention programs provide them with the tools, and life shills needed to say no and make smart decisions when it comes to drugs and alcohol. These programs have been quite effective in the province of Manitoba and have helped many teens, and adults stay away from drugs and not become addicted.