Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society.

For more than 25 years, we have provided guidance and advice on addictions and substance use to public, private and non-governmental organizations.

Our Vision is that all people in Canada live in a healthy society free of alcohol- and other drug-related harm.

Our Mission is to provide national leadership and advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harm.

Together with our partners, we are working to improve the health and safety of Canadians. We will achieve this goal by nurturing a knowledge exchange environment where research guides policy and evidence-informed actions enhance effectiveness in the field.

Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health: Final Report

Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health provides evidence-based advice on alcohol to support people in making informed decisions about their health. The guidance is based on the latest research on alcohol-related risks and replaces Canada’s...

Integrating Substance Use and Mental Health Systems

Historically, substance use and mental health systems and services have operated independently. Yet many people who access substance use services also have mental health disorders. Improving client care means ensuring people can easily...

The Essentials of ... Series: Motivational Interviewing

The Essentials of.... is a series developed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) that offers evidence-based guidance and practical information to enhance practice in the substance use field. Here, you can find out...