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CCSA News is where you will find all the latest developments from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Learn more about our most recent publications, events, research findings and resource tools.


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September 15, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New Report Recommends 34 Indicators to Improve Measuring the Impact of Drug-Impaired Driving Across Canada

Ottawa, September 15, 2022 — The effects of drug-impaired driving (DID) are underreported and therefore not well understood …

September 8, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Twin public health crises burning out harm reduction workers.

Ottawa, September 08,2022 -- Healthcare professionals, social workers and counsellors working in the substance use field are…

August 29, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Consultation on Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines opens today

Ottawa, August 29, 2022 — Updates to Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs) are entering the final stages. Th…

August 2, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CANNABIS MARKET CHANGED SINCE LEGALIZATION: NEW REPORT SHOWS IMPACT

OTTAWA (2 August 2022) : Fewer people in Canada are using cannabis, but young cannabis consumers are using more during the p…

June 29, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Announcing new CEO Dr. Alexander Caudarella

Dear colleague, As Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), I …

December 14, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Rita Notarandrea to retire as CEO of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).

The Chair of CCSA’s Board of Directors, Vaughan Dowie makes the announcement and looks back on her remarkable career. Dec…

December 14, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canada’s youth are not alright: New poll reveals why more mental health and substance use supports are needed

Ottawa, Dec. 14, 2021 — Youth across Canada are reporting higher levels of anxiety and substance use concerns, with less abi…

October 13, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New report explores risk factors for high rates of suicide, substance use among Inuit

Ottawa, Oct. 13, 2021 — A new report sheds light on the risk and protective factors for suicide among Inuit across Northern …

September 15, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

World’s First Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines: Helping People in Canada Make Informed Decisions

Ottawa, September 15, 2021 — The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines released today by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and A…

August 10, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Opioids and the Trades: Supporting Employee Health and Safety

Ottawa, August 10, 2021 - The opioid overdose crisis is disproportionately affecting people working in the trades, transport…

July 9, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Recruitment Notice for CCSA CEO

Ottawa, June 29, 2021 — The recruitment notice for the Chief Executive Officer position at the Canadian Centre on …

May 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

New Online Learning Suite Helps End the Stigma of Substance Use

Ottawa, May 17, 2021 — Overcoming Stigma, a suite of online resources to help Canadians recognize the various forms of stigm…

May 6, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada

Almost 40% of Women with Children Report Anxiety Symptoms During COVID-19 Pandemic; Canadians Living with Young Kids Report Increase in Alcohol, Cannabis Consumption

Ottawa, May 6, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic is having a greater impact on mental health and substance use for those living i…

April 20, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA Applauds Investments in Wellness, Addressing Social Determinants of Health in 2021 Federal Budget

Ottawa, April 20, 2021 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) strongly supports investing in the wellne…

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February 17, 2021| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

COVID-19 stress amplifying mental health and substance use concerns: Leger poll

Ottawa, February 17, 2021 — COVID-19-related stresses are disproportionately impacting people with a history of mental heal…

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  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use

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