Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Emerging Trends

CCSA serves as a national voice on emerging issues related to substance use and addiction that affect the health and safety of Canadians. Our team strives to remain on top of emerging trends and issues, collecting evidence, leading engagement and driving impact.

Our most recent publication on emerging trends and issues are below.

Vaping Linked with Severe Lung Illnesses

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Canadian Drug Summaries

Canadian Drug Summaries provide the most recent statistics about substance use across our country and include information on trends, consequences and outcomes of substance use. These summaries help reduce harm for Canadians by providing information that supports evidence-informed decisions. Researchers collect national data from many sources and the summaries synthesize the results.

The most recent published drug summaries are below.



Prescription drugs


  • Cocaine​ (Publication date, 2019)


Other Drugs​

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