Drug and alcohol use is a part of our society and culture. However, their use and misuse can lead to many unintended social and health consequences.
Although the use of these drugs can pose a number of physical harms, these drugs mainly affect the functioning of the nervous system and the way a person thinks, feels or acts. Substance abuse can lead to physical dependence and addiction.
Drinking alcohol is a personal choice. But if you choose to drink, you should know what the risks are when it comes to consuming alcohol and know what you can do to decrease those risks.
Are you a teenager or young adult with questions about cannabis? Find out about the cannabis laws and what the additional risks of cannabis use are for you.
The non-medical use of cannabis is now legal in Ontario for people 19 years and older. Know the law. Know the facts. If you choose to use cannabis, help lower your potential risk.
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