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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 Publication Date
Vancouver councillors debate motions for allowing alcohol at city's parks and beaches CBC News, British Columbia May 26, 2020
Public alcohol drinking during the pandemic? B.C. support for Vancouver's Downtown Eastside CBC Radio, BC Today with Michelle Eliot May 26, 2020
Alcohol expert warns that legal park drinking won't lead to moderate drinking CBC Radio, The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn May 26, 2020
May 7: Have you been drinking more since the COVID-19 lockdown? The Mike Farwell Show, 570 News May 7, 2020
Alcohol Use Amid the COVID-19 Crisis The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO May 5, 2020
Drinking our way through the pandemic isn’t a great idea Halifax Examiner April 27, 2020
If you're drinking more during the pandemic, you're not alone Fairview Post April 27, 2020
Drinking more at home due to COVID-19 CTV News Ottawa April 21, 2020
Drinking alcohol can increase risk of coronavirus infection: WHO Global News April 17, 2020
Increased drinking during pandemic has some Canadian addiction counsellors concerned CTV News April 16, 2020
There's a cocktail crisis going on in Canada Toronto Sun April 16, 2020
After a long day of lockdown, how 'essential' is a drink? CTV News April 2, 2020
How 'essential' are liquor stores, really? Regina Leader-Post March 27, 2020
Why watching alcohol intake is advised, but closing liquor stores would be a problem CBC News March 26, 2020
Why liquor stores are an essential service amid the coronavirus pandemic Global News March 24, 2020
L’alcool, « essentiel » en période de coronavirus? (in French only) La Presse April 2, 2020

 

Nanos Poll Results

Nanos Poll Results

Article Title Publication Publication Date
Drinking more during this pandemic? Lots of Canadians apparently are! The Lynda Steele Show (podcast) May 1, 2020
Canadians cite boredom, stress during lockdown as reason for drinking more Montreal Gazette April 26, 2020
Canadians under 54 drinking more at home due to COVID-19 pandemic: Nanos poll CTV News April 15, 2020
COVID-19: Canadians drinking more during pandemic, poll shows Ottawa Citizen April 15, 2020
Canadians drinking more due to stress, boredom during COVID-19, study says Yahoo News April 15, 2020
La consommation d’alcool a plus augmenté chez les moins de 55 ans (in French only) TVA Nouvelles April 15, 2020

 

Substance Use and Self-isolation

Substance Use and Self-isolation

Article Title Publication Publication Date
Increase in Alcohol Sales and Drinking in Isolation CTV News Kitchener April 30, 2020
Drinking in self-isolation can trigger unintended consequences London Free Press April 21, 2020
Do alcohol and COVID-19 isolation mix? Some health experts don't think so CBC News April 7, 2020

 

Other Articles

Other Articles

Article Title Publication Publication Date
B.C. emergency doctor worries of possible rise in opioid deaths due to COVID-19 CTV News April 22, 2020

 

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