Substance Abuse In Canada

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“Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada: approximately 45% of Canadians over 15 years old report having used cannabis at least once in their lifetime and 14% report use in the past year. Approximately one in six Canadians also report having used at least one of hallucinogens, cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy” (Hammond et al., 2011, p. 7). The reason as to why I chose the topic of Substance Abuse Prevention for my site is because this is something that has affected many of my own family members and friends. I truly believe that almost everyone deals with excruciating circumstances while growing up, and these circumstances might heavily influence someone’s life who might be vulnerable to their experiences. Substance abuse is