Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Drugs

The term "drug" refers to any substance that is taken to change the way the body and/or mind functions. Drugs fall into three categories: legal, prescription, and illegal. Even legal or prescription drugs can cause impairment.

Find out more about the impact of drugs and their connection to organized crime.

Services and information

Substances: Controlled and illegal

Learn about substance use and addiction and what you can do to prevent it.

Drug labs and grow ops

Find out how to protect yourself from clandestine and residential drug operations.

Serious and organized crime

Discover the connection between illicit drugs and organized crime.

Drug-impaired driving

Read about RCMP training to detect drug impaired drivers.

Substance use resources

Get lesson plans and training materials to help educate youth about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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