Issues of Substance Conference 2021


CCSA’s Issues of Substance is the flagship event of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), a non-profit organization that addresses issues related to substance use and addiction that affect the health and safety of Canadians.

Addictions Counseling Today Update Newsletters (ACT-SAB Update)

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Each issue of the Addictions Counseling Today: Substances & Addictive Behaviors (ACT-SAB) Update provides select research highlights, most of which will appear in subsequent editions of ACT-SAB.

In each update the cited references appear on the last page, ensuring your ease of finding the actual reference should this be important to you.


National Addictions Awareness Week

National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use drugs. Change Begins with Me builds on our 2019 NAAW campaign, Stigma Ends with Me. We want people to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so this

Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors (Annual Canadian Supplement 2020 edition)

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Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
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The Canadian Supplement is intended for general circulation, but it also acts as an addendum to the American textbook called Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behavior, also written by Dr. Alderson.

If you have suggestions for additions to this supplement, please contact the author.

Reproduced here with permission.

Evaluating a Real World Ban on Menthol Cigarettes: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis of Sales

Michael Chaiton, Robert Schwartz, Jennifer Shuldiner, Gabrielle Tremblay, Robert Nugent; Evaluating a real world ban on menthol cigarettes: an interrupted time series analysis of sales, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, , ntz041,
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Maconha é mais prejudicial para o cérebro do que álcool, diz novo estudo

A maconha traz mais prejuízos para o cérebro dos adolescentes do que o álcool, confirmou um novo estudo. O cérebro dos adolescentes é muito vulnerável e, ao contrário do álcool, o consumo regular de maconha pode causar repercussões duradouras sobre sua capacidade de pensar, sua memória, controle da situação e raciocínio. “Aumentos adicionais no uso da cannabis, mas não no consumo de álcool, mostraram efeitos adicionais simultâneos e retardados nas funções cognitivas, como raciocínio perceptivo