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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Helping Young People Who Use Opioids Video Series

CCSA in partnership with Alberta Health Services has created a series of videos that look to improve understanding on:

  • A youth-centred approach for treatment;
  • How to assess youth with opioid use disorder;
  • Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) and different treatment options; and
  • Recovery-oriented practice.

The three-part plain language educational video series covers common questions about working with youth who experience harms from opioids. Addiction counsellors, mental health therapists, social workers and non-OAT practitioners will find great interest in this video series.

Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Network of Care

Explores how service providers fit into the network of care in treating a young person who uses opioids. It also explains the different ways service providers can build a trusting relationship with youth on their journey to wellness and recovery.

Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Treatment and Recovery Options

Explores different treatment and recovery options available for young people who use opioids, including opioid agonist treatment (OAT).

Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Treatment and Recovery Planning

Explores strategies to reduce harm, withdrawal and tolerance, as well as treatment and recovery plans when treating a young person who uses opioids.

Supporting Resources for Videos

In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we have put together a series of resources to complement the Helping Young People Who Use Opioids video series.

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Resources for Alberta Prescribers and Healthcare Professionals

Resources for Family and Caregivers

Resources about Harm Reduction

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