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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The publications in this section feature CCSA experts speaking in the media on the impacts of COVID-19 on substance use. For ease of navigation the articles have been categorized into a series of topics.

CCSA cannot vouch for the accuracy or currency of the information in these resources. Inclusion of a resource on this page does not imply endorsement or authorization by CCSA.

Alcohol

Alcohol

Article Title Publication
Alcohol Use Amid the COVID-19 Crisis The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO
Why watching alcohol intake is advised, but closing liquor stores would be a problem CBC News
Vancouver councillors debate motions for allowing alcohol at city's parks and beaches CBC News, British Columbia
Public alcohol drinking during the pandemic? B.C. support for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside CBC Radio, BC Today with Michelle Eliot
Alcohol expert warns that legal park drinking won't lead to moderate drinking CBC Radio, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn
After a long day of lockdown, how 'essential' is a drink? CTV News
Increased drinking during pandemic has some Canadian addiction counsellors concerned CTV News
Drinking more at home due to COVID-19 CTV News Ottawa
If you're drinking more during the pandemic, you're not alone Fairview Post
Drinking alcohol can increase risk of coronavirus infection: WHO Global News
Why liquor stores are an essential service amid the coronavirus pandemic Global News
Drinking our way through the pandemic isn’t a great idea Halifax Examiner
May 7: Have you been drinking more since the COVID-19 lockdown? The Mike Farwell Show, 570 News
How 'essential' are liquor stores, really? Regina Leader-Post
There's a cocktail crisis going on in Canada Toronto Sun
L’alcool, « essentiel » en période de coronavirus? (in French only) La Presse

 

Nanos Poll Results

Nanos Poll Results

Article Title Publication
Canadians under 54 drinking more at home due to COVID-19 pandemic: Nanos poll CTV News
Drinking more during this pandemic? Lots of Canadians apparently are! The Lynda Steele Show (podcast)
Canadians cite boredom, stress during lockdown as reason for drinking more Montreal Gazette
COVID-19: Canadians drinking more during pandemic, poll shows Ottawa Citizen
Canadians drinking more due to stress, boredom during COVID-19, study says Yahoo News
La consommation d’alcool a plus augmenté chez les moins de 55 ans (in French only) TVA Nouvelles

 

Substance Use and Self-isolation

Substance Use and Self-isolation

Article Title Publication
Do alcohol and COVID-19 isolation mix? Some health experts don't think so CBC News
Increase in Alcohol Sales and Drinking in Isolation CTV News Kitchener
Drinking in self-isolation can trigger unintended consequences London Free Press

 

Other Articles

Other Articles

Article Title Publication
B.C. emergency doctor worries of possible rise in opioid deaths due to COVID-19 CTV News

 

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