SUBSTANCE USE AFFECTS MORE THAN CANADIANS’ HEALTH.
IT ALSO HAS A BIG IMPACT ON OUR
ECONOMY.

In a new study by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, it is estimated that the overall cost of substance use in Canada was $38.4 billion in 2014. That amounts to approximately $1,100 for every Canadian regardless of age.


With our interactive data visualization tool, you will be able to create your own graphs, maps and data tables to visualize trends in the harms (deaths, hospitalizations, etc.) and costs (healthcare, lost productivity) attributable to substance use in Canada.

Overall costs (in billions) and percentage of total overall costs attributable to substance use by substance and cost type, 2014

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