Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Addiction News Daily is a collection of news stories about addiction and the use of alcohol and illicit drugs. The stories are chosen for their potential interest to Canadians and are of national significance. They may have implications for policy development in Canada, highlight a new or emerging trend, or report on international policy, programs, initiatives or research. Stories about gambling or smoking are included where there is significant content or overlap with alcohol and illicit drug use.

CCSA provides links to stories in Addiction News Daily for informational purposes only. Items included in Addiction News Daily do not reflect the opinion of or imply endorsement or authorization by the Canadian Centre on Su​bstance Use and Addiction. Any questions or concerns regarding a particular story should be directed to the publisher or news source.


CCSA staff scan or search relevant online sources in order to provide a link to current news stories and news releases. Both Canadian and international sources are included. The information presented is a selection of what is available on that day and is not intended to be comprehensive.


Addiction News Daily is updated daily, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Why does the story not appear when I connect on the link?

Addiction News Daily presents online information that is current and easily accessible to our readers. Unfortunately, links to sources can become unstable or require registration.

Why is the site asking me to register?

Addiction News Daily avoids linking to news stories that require registration by our readers and, where possible, will link to the same story through sources not requiring registration. As a result, certain news sources may not be represented on a regular basis.

How can I find the story if the link is broken?

Although all links are checked before publishing on the CCSA website or sending through the daily email, in some cases the link does become inaccessible. It may still be possible to retrieve the full text of the story as follows:

  • Use a search engine.
    For example, go to: Google News ( OR Yahoo News ( – select "News" from the search type menu at the top of the page) AND type the title of the item from Addiction News Daily into the search box.

  • Go directly to the news source.

To find the source, mouse-over the title in Addiction News Daily; the URL will display in the address bar at the bottom of your screen. The first part of the URL will indicate the source. Once at the news source, scan or search for the title of the item as it was listed in Addiction News Daily.

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