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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

CCSA News is where you will find all the latest developments from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Learn more about our most recent publications, events, research findings and resource tools.


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November 14, 2018| CCSA

Substance use is costing six Canadian provinces over $1 billion each

Ottawa, November 14, 2018 — In each of the provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Co…

  • Substance Use Costs
October 16, 2018| CCSA

More than 60% of Canadians say they will not consume cannabis once it becomes legal, a new Nanos poll reveals

Ottawa, October 16, 2018 — Even though close to 6 in 10 Canadians report they have tried it, the majority of Canadians have …

  • Cannabis
October 9, 2018| CCSA

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction Welcomes New Board Member Anne Elizabeth Lapointe

Ottawa, October 9, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointment o…

  • CCSA
September 27, 2018| CCSA

New Communications Guide Provides the Tools to Talk Effectively to Youth about Cannabis

Ottawa, September 27, 2018 — Earlier today, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) released Talking Pot w…

  • Cannabis
  • Youth
September 11, 2018| CCSA

CCSA Releases Communications Toolkit for Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Toolkit provides an additional way for people to educate themselves, understand the guidelines and share knowledge

  • Alcohol
September 6, 2018| CCSA

Statement by Rita Notarandrea, CEO, on Recovery Month

Ottawa, September 6, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to add its voice in support…

  • Recovery
August 30, 2018| CCSA

With Legalization Imminent, CCSA Releases Report on Cannabis Use during Pregnancy

Cites potential effects lasting into adolescence and young adulthood Ottawa, August 30, 2018 — With cannabis …

  • Cannabis
August 28, 2018| CCSA

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Lessons Learned from the United States

CCSA and U.S. Embassy Host 5th Cross-Country Speaking Series Event Ottawa, August 28, 2018 — The Canadian Cen…

  • Opioids
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

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