Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

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August 28, 2018| CCSA

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned from the United States

CCSA and U.S. Embassy Host 6th Cross-Country Speaking Series Event Ottawa, August 28, 2018 — The Canadian Cen…

  • Opioids
August 16, 2018| CCSA

Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking

Ottawa, August 16, 2018 — In a new report released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), post-second…

  • Alcohol
  • Youth
August 13, 2018| CCSA

CCSA CEO Rita Notarandrea Pens Guest Editorial on Cannabis Legalization for New Zealand Periodical

Ottawa, August 13, 2018 — Cannabis legalization in Canada is less than 75 days away. What can we expect when this happens? C…

  • Cannabis
August 9, 2018| CCSA

Board chair promises CCSA will continue its important work during Health Canada Review

August 9, 2018 Dear friends of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, In June, I …

  • CCSA
July 10, 2018| CCSA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Welcomes Two New Board Members

Ottawa, July 10, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointments of…

  • CCSA
July 5, 2018| CCSA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Welcomes Four New Board Members

Ottawa, July 5, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of f…

  • CCSA
June 26, 2018| CCSA

Substance Use in Canada Costs $38.4 Billion a Year

Alcohol and tobacco together cause the most harm—by a large margin Ottawa, June 26, 2018 — Substance use cost…

  • Substance Use Costs
June 26, 2018| CCSA

Statement by Rita Notarandrea, CEO, on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Ottawa, June 26, 2018 — Today, with the United Nations, governments, NGOs and citizens from around the world, the Canadian C…

  • Illicit Drugs
May 23, 2018| European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Frequently Asked Questions On Cannabis Use And Road Safety

Cannabis and driving: new briefing presents questions and answers for policymaking (23.5.2018, LISBON) What i…

  • Cannabis
April 26, 2018| CCSA

Time to Kickstart the Conversation on Substance Use in Older Canadians

Key report from Canada’s leading voice on substance use and addiction provides evidence-based knowledge for policy makers

  • Older Adults
April 20, 2018| CCSA

On 4/20, Report Finds Lack of Comprehensive Workplace Substance Use Policies

CCSA launches A Review of Workplace Substance Use Policies in Canada Ottawa, April 20, 2018 — As Canada moves…

  • Cannabis
April 16, 2018| CCSA

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to share its views on Cannabis Act today

Ottawa, April 16, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) will be appearing today at the Senate Sta…

  • Cannabis
April 11, 2018| CCSA

Experts Explore Opportunities for Canada–U.S. Collaboration to Tackle the Opioid Crisis

Edmonton, Alberta, April 11, 2018 — On Wednesday, April 11, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and th…

  • Opioids
March 19, 2018| CCSA

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the United States Embassy in Ottawa host one-day expert forum on addressing the opioid crisis in North America

Ottawa, March 20, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the United States Embassy in Ottawa w…

  • Opioids
February 28, 2018| CCSA

Statement by Rita Notarandrea, CEO, on the 2018 Federal Budget

Ottawa, February 28, 2018 — On behalf of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), I commend the Government…

  • CCSA

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