Think About It...helping parents/caregivers, youth and educators understand the influences of alcohol and other drugs.

Welcome to the Think About It website!! 

See John De Bruyn, Youth Addiction/Mental Health Counsellor from the Addiction Services of Thames Valley, discuss the website in this introductory video.

About Us

Think About It is an initiative aimed at reducing harm due to alcohol and other drug use for both youth and those who may be affected by their choices.

Who's involved?  The Think About It Program includes volunteers and professionals in health, business, law, education, and transportation.

Our mission… “To equip youth and parents with information, skills, and community resources to plan safer celebrations throughout the year". 

Learn how to talk with your teen about cannabis - Drug Free Kids Canada Cannabis Talk Kit. 

Keeping the lines of communication open can make a big difference in preventing your teen's drug use.

Read Drug Free Kids Canada's Cannabis Talk Kit to help start the conversation now.

When it comes to alcohol and other drugs, PARENTS MATTER!

Read Rethink Your Drinking's "Parents Matter" Booklet to review strategies to help parents to prevent or delay youth alcohol and other drug use.

Check out these 2 videos by the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Science (School of Pharmacy).  The first one is on Cannabis in general and the second is youth specific.  

Under Construction: Alcohol and the Teenage Brain

Smoke is Smoke

Cannabis, Tobacco or a Hookah, it doesn't matter...ALL smoke is harmful.  

 If you have any questions or need further information please contact your local health unit:

Southwestern Public Health

St. Thomas Site

1230 Talbot Street, 
St. Thomas, ON N5P 1G9
519-631-9900 / 1-800-922-0096 

 See full list of supporting partners/agencies here.

Southwestern Public Health

Woodstock Site

410 Buller Street 
Woodstock, ON N4S 4N2 
519-421-9901 / 1-800-922-0096 


Middlesex-London Health Unit 
355 Wellington Street London, ON 
London, ON N6A 3N7