In 2017, the estimated overall cost of substance use in Canada was $46 billion. That amounts to $1,258 for every Canadian.
These updated figures were calculated by the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms project. The project is co-led by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. The update calculates the costs of substance use in Canada from 2015 to 2017.
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, 2017
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