Alcohol & Other Drugs

Drugs, including alcohol, are everywhere. Their use and misuse can lead to many unintended social and health consequences.

Drug misuse affects everyone:

For example:

Finding solutions:

While it sounds like a big problem, there is plenty that can be done to decrease drug and alcohol misuse. Being aware that there is an issue is the first step.

Learn about the health impacts of using and misusing alcohol and other drugs, and how to protect yourself from them:

Services and support:

As leaders in our community, promoting Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health Final Report (PDF) and raising awareness of the harmful impacts of substance misuse in our communities, Public Health raises awareness through media events, community presentations and educational initiatives, while promoting policy initiatives that protect the health and safety of all citizens in our communities.

This item was last modified on April 17, 2023