Addiction among adolescents is an increasingly serious issue that affects millions of young people across the world every year. It can have devastating effects on their health, social life, and academic performance.

Addiction can manifest itself in many ways, from substance abuse to video game addiction and even gambling. Regardless of the type of addiction, the effects are often similar: withdrawal from family and friends, physical and psychological health issues, lack of motivation, and even criminal behavior.

It is important to understand the underlying causes of addiction in adolescents. Stress, depression, and family issues are all potential contributors to addictive behavior. In many cases, adolescents also turn to substances and activities to cope with difficult emotions such as loneliness, fear, and sadness.

In order to address the issue of addiction among adolescents, it is important to understand the risks and warning signs associated with it. Common signs of addiction include changes in academic performance, social withdrawal, secretive behavior, changes in mood, and a lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyable.

It is important to talk openly and honestly with adolescents about the dangers of addiction, and provide them with the resources and support they need to prevent it. This can include finding healthy ways to cope with difficult emotions, helping them to build a strong and positive support system, and connecting them with professional help if needed.

Finally, it is important to recognize that addiction is a serious problem and that adolescents need help to overcome it. If you suspect that someone you know is struggling with addiction, reach out to them and offer your support. With the right help and guidance, adolescents can learn to overcome addiction and lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Adult Outreach and Education

Bring it home – or to your shul, school, business, or organization. JACS Toronto offers, free of charge, adult, student, and youth outreach programs about mental health and addiction. These programs can be customized for your needs, or you can choose from a list of important current topics. For more information or to book an educational workshop, contact us at: (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org

JACS Toronto is a safe, inclusive and non-judgmental space providing support, information and access to multiple services.

We have your back!

At JACS Toronto, we provide a range of services to help people impacted by Alcohol. We offer one-on-one counselling, support groups, harm reduction supplies, mental health services and so much more.

Compassionate care for all
Our team is here to provide you with the support you need in a safe and non-judgmental environment. We recognize that everyone has their own story and we strive to provide individualized care for every person who walks through our doors.

Be part of the recovery journey
At JACS Toronto we believe in the power of recovery and are committed to helping individuals along their journey. With our wide range of programs and services we can help you or someone you love take back control of their lives.

For more info call (416)638-0350 or visit: jacstoronto.org