Manitoba Addictions Knowledge Exchange


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  • On-site ecstasy pill-testing services may reduce user risks at concerts and raves

    At least some recreational users of illegal drugs may choose not to take them if tests show the pills are adulterated or fake, shows data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States.  The results also revealed that pills/powder sold as “Molly” – believed by users to be a purer and safer version of the illegal stimulant drug MDMA – contained as many harmful additives as the version known as Ecstasy. Read more

  • Prenatal ethanol exposure causes abnormalities in the brain, behavior that may be passed on for many generations

    Soon-to-be mothers have heard the warning – don’t drink while pregnant. Experts have issued numerous statements about the dangers of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as it can lead to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Now a new study finds that prenatal ethanol exposure (from maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy) causes abnormalities in the brain and behavior that may be passed on for many generations. Read more

  • Childhood psychiatric disorders increase risk for later adult addiction

    Children’s health and well-being while growing up can be indicators of the potential health issues they may encounter years later. A new study suggests that a childhood psychiatric disorder increases the risk of developing addiction later in life. Read more


related services province-wide.

MAKEconnections to the resources available in Manitoba. From community based counseling services to long term residential treatment to post treatment options, find out what is available in our province.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this directory includes a diverse listing of services ranging from publically funded, private, faith based organizations, etc. The directory is simply a listing and not a recommendation, guarantee or endorsement regarding the quality of organization/service.

  • The Nelson House Medicine Lodge
    Box 458
    Nelson House, MB
    R0B 1A0
    Adult Co-Ed Residential Treatment Center
    8 weeks in length
    Emphasis on aboriginal cultural, spiritual, and traditional practice
  • Behavioral Health Foundation
    Male Youth Program
    1147 Breezy Point Rd
    Selkirk, MB
    R1A 1A7
    Youth Male Residential Treatment Center
    Minimum 4 to 6 months in length
    Aboriginal cultural component

addiction awareness resources

MAKEconnections to helpful resources for youth, parents, educators and service providers. This section contains curriculum-oriented activities for grades K-12, as well as other helpful resources about addictions and addictions-related issues.

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