Website Terms of Use and Legal Restrictions

Substance Use Costs and Harms


The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, operating as the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), and the University of Victoria, on behalf of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), have collaborated to produce an interactive data visualization tool that is hosted on this Site ( The goal of the interactive data visualization tool is to allow for ongoing monitoring of harms and costs of substance use over time in Canada. Funding for this Site ( was made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Canada.

Use of the Site

CCSA and CISUR authorizes you to view and download the materials at this Site (, including the materials created using the interactive data visualization tool, only for your non-commercial use, provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials and on any copies of the materials. You may not modify the materials at this Site in any way, or reproduce, copy, publicly display or distribute the materials in any form, or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. Pursuant to these Terms, any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is also prohibited. No part of the Site, including logos or graphics, may be reproduced or retransmitted in any way, or by any means, without the prior express written permission of CCSA or CISUR (Application for Copyright Permission).


CCSA and the CISUR and the CCSA and CISUR logos are trademarks of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, respectively. All other brands, trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

No posting allowed

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any material to or from this Site.

Mirroring of materials prohibited

You may not, without CCSA’s and CISUR’s prior express written permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server.

Linking to and from other websites

This Site may be linked to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by CCSA and CISUR, and CCSA and CISUR are not responsible for the content of those websites. CCSA and CISUR are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such websites does not imply endorsement by CCSA and CISUR of those websites. Anyone linking to this Site must comply with these Terms and all applicable laws.

Termination of rights

If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates.

Disclaimer (no warranty)

The materials provided at this Site are provided “as is” without any warranties or conditions of any kind, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. CCSA and CISUR further do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials at this Site. CCSA and CISUR may make changes to the materials at this Site, at any time, without notice. The materials at this Site may be out of date, and CCSA and CISUR make no commitment to update the materials at this Site.

Limitation of liability

In no event will CCSA and CISUR be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits or lost data) arising out of use, inability to use, or the results of use of this Site, any websites linked to this Site, or the materials or information contained at any or all such websites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. You agree to hold CCSA and CISUR harmless from, and you covenant not to sue CCSA and CISUR for, any claims based on using the Site.


If you are dissatisfied with this Site or with these Terms, your sole exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.

Applicable laws

This Site is administered by CCSA from a location in the Province of Ontario. CCSA and CISUR make no representation that materials at this Site are not appropriate or available for use outside of the Province of Ontario and access to them from locations where their contents are illegal is prohibited. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws.


These Terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications. CCSA and CISUR may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.


Copyright 2018 by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. All rights reserved.

Last updated: June 2018​

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