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Latest news releases
CCSA Encourages Canadians to Safely Discard Unused Prescription Drugs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, May 9, 2013 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) joins the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Public Safety Canada and other organizations to encourage Canadians to safely discard unneeded prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day, Saturday, May 11, is an initiative organized by CACP to be implemented by police services across the country. CCSA is proud to support this event.
Ottawa, March 27, 2013 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), in partnership with the National Advisory Council (NAC) on Prescription Drug Misuse, today released a comprehensive 10-year, pan-Canadian strategy, First Do No Harm: Responding to Canada’s Prescription Drug Crisis. The strategy highlights the action required to address the devastating harms associated with prescription drugs in Canada in the areas of prevention, education, treatment, monitoring and surveillance, and enforcement. Prescription drug use is everyone’s issue and touches the lives of Canadians across our country.Meeka Wellness Manuals Now Available in Inuktitut
Ottawa, February 28, 2013 - In partnership with Inuit Elder and healer, Meeka Arnakaq, from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), released the Meeka wellness manuals in Inuktitut today. The four-part series was transcribed from Meeka’s original handwritten Inuktitut manuscripts, translated into English and published in 2010 in a partnership between Tungasuvvingat Inuit and CCSA.
Canada Needs Minimum Alcohol Prices to Reduce Harm: New Research Series
Ottawa, November 27, 2012 – New alcohol pricing research upholds the call for minimum pricing and confirms that changes to price policy can reduce alcohol-related harm in Canada.
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