Contemplator QA Post Category: Other Substances

Where can I get help?

You can call Health Link at 811. You can call the AHS Addiction Helpline at 1-866-332-2322 If you’re concerned about your own or someone else’s use, free, confidential counselling services are available throughout Alberta. Help is available. If you want information on cutting down and quitting substance use, talk with your health care provider (including […]

How could using substances affect a developing baby?

During pregnancy, the placenta connects to the developing baby through the umbilical cord. If substances are used during pregnancy, they can pass through the placenta and the baby can be affected. Developing babies exposed to substances may experience: birth defects the placenta separating from the uterus preterm birth low birth weight brain development that’s not […]

How could substance use affect me or my partner?

Substance use can affect a person’s thinking and mood and may affect how they make decisions. It may also put people in an unsafe situation where it is difficult to avoid risks. This might include unsafe sex practices leading to an increased risk of STIs or unintended pregnancy. There may also be increased risk for […]