The Apt Addiction Prevention Integrative Strategy
Apt is the first addiction prevention integrative strategy in Quebec. It includes a drug information book and five programs for adolescents and the most significant people around them.
My independence matters to me!
Led by the Maison Jean Lapointe, this awareness workshop is aimed at grade 7 students. Since 2008, over 217 000 young people have taken part in its activities.
Apt group is a universal prevention program that is especially aimed at students in grades 8 to 11.
This targeted early intervention prevention program is aimed at teenagers whose drug or alcohol use is at high risk.
Available online 24/7, this module is aimed at all parents of teenagers to better equip them to act effectively and prevent the risks related to adolescent alcohol, marijuana and drug use.
The teachers’ module aims to prevent alcohol, marijuana and drug use by high school students and is specifically geared towards teachers.
Book Drugs: Know the facts, Cut your risks
The book presents the most useful information on drugs, their effects, the risks related to each substance, the applicable laws and the available resources.
The Addiction Prevention Center
The Addiction Prevention Center (APC) is a non-profit, independent organization. Its scope of concern covers all aspects of addictions that affect the population’s well-being: alcohol, drugs, medications, tobacco, problem gambling, cyberaddiction, etc.
The APC’s mission is to support anti-addiction measures in Quebec and Canada by contributing to the advancement and transfer of knowledge in this area. To fulfill its mission, it values the exchange of expertise among all concerned stakeholders, and strives to make organizations and the public aware of the issues that stem from addictions.
Did you know?
- To date, nearly 105 organizations in Canada use the Apt program.
- To date, more than 217,000 teens have participated in the workshop « My independence matters to me! »
- All of the Apt activities are offered throughout Quebec.