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Addiction

​Addiction refers to the problematic use of a substance. The harms of substance use can range from mild (e.g., feeling hungover, being late for work) to severe (e.g., homelessness, disease). Treatment options for addiction include self-help, counselling, medications and withdrawal management.

About Addiction

Anti-anxiety Medications (Benzodiazepines)

Anti-anxiety medications help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, such as panic attacks or extreme fear and worry. The most common anti-anxiety medications are called benzodiazepines.

About Anti-anxiety Medications (Benzodiazepines)

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication used to treat pain and opioid addiction.

About Buprenorphine

Fentanyl

​Fentanyl is a powerful pain medication. It is an opioid, like morphine, codeine, oxycodone (oxys) and methadone.

About Fentanyl

Naloxone

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and allow time for medical help to arrive.

About Naloxone

Nicotine dependence

​Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products caused by the drug nicotine. It involves physical and psychological factors that make it difficult to stop using tobacco.

About Nicotine dependence

Prescription Opioids

Opioids are a family of drugs that are usually prescribed to relieve pain, control coughs and diarrhea and treat addiction to other opioids.

About Prescription Opioids

Psychedelics - FAQs

Public conversations about psychedelics often contain unfounded claims and speculation about their potential therapeutic value. It can be difficult to know what to believe. That’s why we’ve put together this FAQ.

About Psychedelics - FAQs
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