Substance Use Costs in Canada rose to $49.1 billion in 2020 Ottawa, March 29, 2023 — Substance use cost the Canadian economy $49.1 billion in 2020. That’s a jump of more than $11 billion between 2007 and 2020 or nearly 12% in per-person costs. The latest available data is part of the C…Tags:
Ottawa, July 7, 2020 — Substance use costs Canadian society almost $46 billion a year (2017) or almost $1,258 for every person in Canada. This data comes from Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms 2015–2017, a report released today by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR).Tags:
Ottawa, November 14, 2018 — In each of the provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, the cost of substance use in 2014 surpassed $1 billion dollars.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), in collaboration with the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), today released substance use costs by province and territory.
Alcohol and tobacco together cause the most harm—by a large margin
Ottawa, June 26, 2018 — Substance use costs Canadian society $38.4 billion a year, or almost $1,100 for every person in Canada, according to a new study. Alcohol and tobacco use contributed over two thirds (70%) of these costs, with opioids ranked a distant third. These costs have been rising in recent years, especially for alcohol, opioids and cannabis.