“There is a lot of misinformation out there on FASD” – Rafferty
FASD affects approximately 1% of people living in Canada which means that there are more than 300,000 Canadians and their families that suffer from this serious public health issue.
CMA Journal article backs drug injection site
An article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal slams the federal government for its efforts to shut down Insite in downtown Vancouver, Canada's only safe injection site for drug addicts.
Tough love among the Ahousaht
A native band has a radical plan for dealing with alcohol abusers. And it may be working.
Holes in mental health, addictions care ‘catastrophic’
As a former health care administrator, Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas said she thought she knew “how bad” things were for those with mental health and addictions issues.
Q&A: Drug-impaired driving in Canada
Doug Beirness and Erin Beasley of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in Ottawa published the results of a roadside survey on alcohol and drug use among drivers in British Columbia in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention.
CCSA Seeks Online Community Liason
CCSA is currently looking for an experienced Online Community Liaison to leverage our websites and develop innovative web-based tools to engage, grow and manage youth and professional communities in the substance abuse field.
Big pot busts make great show and tell
Drug bust statistics compiled by a new Alberta police force created largely to battle organized crime — the drug trade, in other words — reveal a strikingly lopsided picture.
Pot debate finally reaching a high point
In an Angus-Reid poll conducted last year, more than half of those Canadians asked said possession of marijuana should be legalized. And in the U.S., California voters will soon determine that very issue.
Liquor store lunacy: Time to privatize NSLC
Can we please just privatize Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation? Oh, that won’t happen under an NDP government.
Teen gamblers at risk for other addictions
A new study suggests teen gamblers are more likely to engage in risky sex, are at more risk for other addictions and are less likely to seek help than adult gamblers.