Canada Needs Minimum Alcohol Prices to Reduce Harm: New Research Series
Ottawa, November 27, 2012 – New alcohol pricing research upholds the call for minimum pricing and confirms that changes to price policy can reduce alcohol-related harm in Canada.
New Alcohol Screening, Intervention and Referral Resource addresses harmful alcohol consumption
November 22, 2012, Mississauga, ON - Together with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is pleased to announce a valuable new resource to assist family physicians and other health professionals detect and address harmful alcohol consumption among their patients. The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR) resource is a practical, web-based guide that offers a three-step alcohol assessment and referral process, supported by related online resources.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse announces new Board member Bill King
Ottawa, June 18, 2012 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bill King to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. “Mr. King brings a wealth of experience and leadership in the fields of public affairs, government relations, strategic partnerships and community relations,” says Beverley Clarke, Interim CCSA Board Chair.
Pan-Canadian strategy to address prescription drug misuse
Ottawa, June 11, 2012 – In response to increased harm associated with prescription drug misuse and addiction in Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is convening a group of national experts to identify evidence-informed strategies to address this complex issue.
Report on Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages Calls for More Guidelines and Warnings to Young Adults and Parents
May 24, 2012 – Consumption of caffeinated alcoholic beverages continues to rise in Canada, despite explicit warnings about health and safety risks from Health Canada, provincial health ministries and even energy drink producers.
VNGOC launches unique civil society platform at CND
March 13, 2012, Vienna — Members of the Vienna Non-Governmental Organization Committee on Drugs (VNGOC) are gathering at the 55th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) to address the global challenge of drugs. Their contribution to the weeklong event includes an informal Civil Society Hearing (iCSH) focusing on and showcasing how NGOs can best work with UN member states and international organizations. VNGOC is also hosting informal dialogues between NGOs and the Chair of the CND, the Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).