Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The Evidence

You’ve found The Evidence, a new monthly podcast created and produced by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA).​

Hosted by Lee Arbon, Amanda Deseure and Victoria Lewis, this new series dives into the leading research and current trends surrounding substance use and addiction in Canada. We investigate and review the evidence on alcohol, cannabis, opioids, stigma and more. Each month, The Evidence features guests from CCSA or those working in the community. We combine CCSA's knowledge and evidence with people who face substance use disorders every day in their personal and professional lives. We converse with people in health care about the medical challenges of substance use and addiction. We learn from people with lived or living experience. Their knowledge inspires our conversation.

​Be sure to follow CCSA's twitter feed to find out when the next episode of The Evidence is available.

The Evidence wants to hear from you. We encourage listeners who have questions or comments, or who would like to suggest a guest or topic to e-mail us at

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December 19, 2019

Episode 6: CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

The Evidence recorded this special episode onsite at CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference in Ottawa. CCSA held the conferen…

  • CCSA
November 4, 2019

Episode 5: The Brain Story

Science tells us that the experiences we have in the earliest years of our life change brain architecture in lasting ways. T…

  • Childhood Trauma
July 5, 2019

Episode 04: Cannabis Communications Guide

Cannabis is now legal, but how do you talk to the young people in your life about using it? Chealsea De Moor and Kiran Somje…

  • Cannabis
February 22, 2019

Episode 03: Interview with Rita

For the first episode of 2019, CCSA Chief Executive Officer, Rita Notarandrea, joins us for a discussion on substance use an…

  • Substance Use Disorders
December 19, 2018

ARCHIVED: Episode 02: Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

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  • Alcohol
December 18, 2018

Episode 01: Stigma

In the premier episode of The Evidence, Gord Garner, Executive Director of Community Addictions Peer Support Associatio…

  • Stigma

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