Substance misuse - Alcohol, Tobacco & Cannabis - Physician Information

Alcohol Misuse

Local alcohol resources

Professional alcohol resources

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Resources for Physicians

Key documents and resources for health Care Providers  for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention

Webinar: Screening Women of Reproductive Age for Alcohol use


Tobacco and Cannabis Misuse

Halton Region smoking cessation services/programs

Professional tobacco resources:

You Can Make It Happen (external link) Information and tools for health care providers to make a difference in patient health in less than 3 minutes. Developed by Ontario's Public Health Units in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society Smoker's Helpline.
Includes:

  • Toolkit
  • Worksheets
  • Billing codes
  • Sample office systems/policies
    Show/Hide Tobacco resources for patients

Cannabis resources for professionals:

  • Talking to Patients about Cannabis Use (PDF file)
    Messages to help professionals in Halton communicate with their clients/patients about evidence-based facts about cannabis use. Created by the agencies of Halton Cannabis Awareness Strategy Group made up of 12 Halton agencies
    • ADAPT (Halton Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Services)
    • DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Halton
    • Halton Catholic District School Board
    • Halton District School Board
    • Halton Region Health Department
    • Halton Regional Police Service
    • John Howard Society of Hamilton Burlington & Area
    • POSSE (Peer Outreach Support Services and Education)
    • Town of Oakville, Youth Services Department
  • Cannabis Common Messages (PDF file) for professionals interacting with parents and youth, providing scientific references to evidence related to cannabis use.

Cannabis resources for patients: