Do you like research? Statistics? Analysis? Want to know more about substance abuse in Canada? The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has a legislated mandate to provide national leadership and evidence-informed analysis and advice to mobilize collaborative efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-related harms.

CCSA has a 20-year history of accomplishments that have advanced knowledge and understanding in the substance abuse field. CCSA has been and remains a leading partner in major national initiatives, including

   –  A ground breaking report on the economic costs of substance abuse, The Costs of Substance Abuse in Canada
   –  A benchmark national survey of Canadians' use of alcohol and other drugs, the Canadian Addiction Survey
   –  CCSA's national biennial conference on substance abuse and addictions, Issues of Substance
   –  The exploration of key contemporary issues and their policy implications in an annual "snapshot" report, Substance Abuse in Canada
   –  A coordinated, Canada-wide, multi-partner approach to meeting the challenges associated with alcohol and other drugs and substances, the National Framework for Action
   –  A five-year plan for mobilizing youth-focused media and service organizations to reduce drug use among Canada's youth, A National Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada's Youth


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