Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Description: The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse changes lives by bringing people and knowledge together to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drugs on society. For more than 25 years, CCSA has been a trusted source of evidence, providing national leadership to advance knowledge and research, inform policy, change practice and improve services to address alcohol- and other drug-related harms. The Centre is uniquely positioned to work collaboratively with all levels of government, the not-for-profit and private sectors to mobilize knowledge and make a difference in the lives of Canadians.
Address: 500-75 Albert St K1P5E7 Ottawa Canada
Areas of interest:
Promoting a comprehensive, evidence-informed approach to reducing the harms associated with alcohol; including support for low-risk drinking guidelines.
Prescription Drug Use
Addressing the harms associated with the misuse of prescription drugs, guided by First Do No Harm, a comprehensive 10-year strategy and national roadmap.
Promoting an evidence-informed, comprehensive approach to marijuana use and regulation, including research on regulatory options, health harms, and driving while impaired.
Senior Policy Advisor and Director
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CCSA works to achieve collective impact by bringing together diverse partners working toward the common goal of reduced harms associated with alcohol and other drugs and substances. CCSA leverages both internal and external expertise to conduct research and bring together current and emerging knowledge and evidence. CCSA uses an integrated knowledge mobilization approach to ensure that this knowledge and evidence reaches the right people, at the right time, and in the right format to impact practice, policy, and programs.
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