Alcohol

The consequences of alcohol misuse represent a serious public health and safety issue that affects individuals, families and communities across Canada. The impact of alcohol misuse on judgement, behaviour, attitude and reflexes can range from embarrassment, to unwanted or high-risk sexual contact, violence, injury or even death. Alcohol misuse can also result in increased risk of chronic diseases such as some cancers, cirrhosis, cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Although data, strategies and guidance for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are not included here, the Public Health Agency of Canada provides information on FASD. In addition, Health Canada provides information on alcohol-related issues among First Nations people and Inuit.

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse and to raise awareness about its harmful effects. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to alcohol misuse.

Data

A first step to planning a program to prevent alcohol misuse is to understand the topic through surveillance data.

Canadian Data

Provincial/Territorial Data

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Northwest Territories

Ontario

Quebec

Yukon

International Data

Australia

New Zealand

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc)

Canadian Strategies

Aboriginal Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Note: Some provinces have specific strategies on reducing alcohol misuse. Others have broader strategies on substance abuse which include alcohol.

Alberta

British Columbia

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario

International Strategies

Australia

European Union

New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

British Columbia

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

International Guidance

Australia

United Kingdom

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

United States

World Health Organization

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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