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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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January 17, 2023| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

More than 6 drinks a week puts your health at risk: New Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

Ottawa, January 17, 2023 — According to the new Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health, 3–6 standard drinks a week represen…

  • Alcohol
December 13, 2022| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Emergency Department Visits for Alcohol, Cannabis and Opioid Use Among Youth

Ottawa, December 13, 2022 — Alcohol was involved in more medical emergencies that sent young people to hospital emergency de…

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Opioids
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…

  • Alcohol
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…

  • Alcohol
  • Women
  • COVID-19
  • Cannabis
September 17, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA to Lead Update of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines

Ottawa, September 17, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is leading a major collaborative init…

  • Alcohol
June 9, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

More than 1 in 5 Canadians who drink alcohol and have been staying at home more have been drinking once a day since the beginning of May

Ottawa, June 9, 2020 — About 20% of Canadians who drink alcohol and have been staying at home more due to the COVID-19 pande…

  • Alcohol
  • COVID-19
April 15, 2020| Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Canadians Under 54 Drinking More While at Home Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Ottawa, April 15, 2020 — 25% of Canadians (aged 35–54) and 21% of Canadians (aged 18–34) say they have increased the amount …

  • COVID-19
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
October 11, 2019

New Website Lets Canadian Youth Tackle Life Changing Decisions

Ottawa, October 11, 2019 - The High Way Home? is a new interactive website that allows young people to make virtual choices…

  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Impaired Driving
September 11, 2018| CCSA

CCSA Releases Communications Toolkit for Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Toolkit provides an additional way for people to educate themselves, understand the guidelines and share knowledge

  • Alcohol
August 16, 2018| CCSA

Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking

Ottawa, August 16, 2018 — In a new report released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), post-second…

  • Alcohol
  • Youth

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