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Vancouver, British Columbia


Tips & Tricks

Straight Edge

Straight Edge is a term often associated with people who choose to stay away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Originally it was closely related to the Punk scene, but the concept and term has made its way into mainstream, meaning you do not have to be Punk to be Straight Edge.

Tools and Resources

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App: Be Safe

Canadian youth created app to improve access to and coordination of mental health and addictions services for children, youth and families.
The app:
-Allows users to create a digital safety plan.

-Informs users about mental health and addiction resources in their local community.

-Directs users to the best options for their needs through a decision-making aid.

-Creates a personal 'get help script' that helps users find the words to reach out.

-Empowers the user to reach out safely.
Apple iOS Be Safe

Android Be Safe

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Support Programs

If you are struggling with addiction or know someone who is and you find yourself in need of support contact Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

Check with your community, they may have their own website dedicated to their own meetings and public resources.

Meetings are not just for addicts, some meetings are open to the public.

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The Drug Awareness Chart is a reference tool on today's most common substances and new trends. The purpose of this Chart is to inform our partners and the public about the main substances used with their effects and consequences, various consumption methods, visible signs and symptoms, legal status, etc. It also contains prevention messages and references to resources.

If you are going to do drugs, you should know what the consequences might be.

RCMP Drug Awareness Chart

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Consent is Mandatory, Sex is Optional

Just because you might have said yes to the original offer of sex does not mean you have to go through with it. If at any point you are feeling uncomfortable you have the right to say no, and the person HAS to stop whatever they were doing. Even if they say things to make you feel guilty or blame you (both are emotional abuse), you still have the right to say no and walk away.

Websites and videos that might help:

Tea Consent

Brochure: Respect Sexual Consent

This is a US website but it explains Rape and Sexual Assault well:
Rape and Sexual Assault

If you have been assaulted or have questions: Canadian Crisis Helplines.