CCSA: Alcohol Use and Suicide Facts

Of the 4,000 suicide deaths in Canada every year, almost one in four involves alcohol. Meanwhile, people have reported an increase in their drinking since the start

A Practical Guide to Assessing Cannabis Use: New Resource

Using cannabis has risks, but many who use it regularly may not be aware of them, including cannabis use disorder and the risk of dependence.

CCSA Enhanced Alcohol Container Labels: A Systematic Review

Alcohol is a widely consumed psychoactive substance that contributes to substantial health and social problems. Harms range from unhealthy weight gain from liquid calories to

Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: Spotlight on Youth [infographic]

A recent Leger survey commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) reveals that stress related

Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19

A Leger poll commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19-related stressors on people

Considerations for Virtual Services and Supports for Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders

COVID-19 safety restrictions drove the need for online and phone services to replace face-to-face counselling and supports. People using substances are experiencing virtual services differently

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