Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines provide 10 science-based recommendations for those who use cannabis, or who are considering using, to reduce their health risks. The guidelines are available in various formats for different audiences and purposes:
For the public and professionals
- A brochure: 10 Ways to Reduce Risks to Your Health When Using Cannabis
- A poster and postcard*: Cannabis & Your Health: 10 Ways to Reduce Risks When Using
- FAQs on the guidelines*: Frequently Asked Questions
- A booklet developed by youth, for youth: The Blunt Truth: Useful Tips on Safer Ways to Use Cannabis
- An evidence brief*: Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
- A slide presentation deck*: The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines
- A webinar *: Panel presentation on the guidelines and how to present them to different groups
*developed with the Public Health Agency of Canada
- Risk relations between alcohol use and non-injury causes of death (2017)
- Report to the World Health Organization on trends in alcohol consumption and attributable mortality in the WHO European Region, 1990-2014 - This CAMH report and related appendices form the basis for the WHO/Europe report Public health successes and missed opportunities . (2016).
- Lifetime Risk of Alcohol-Attributable Mortality - This report describes lifetime-risk of alcohol-attributable mortality based on different levels of alcohol consumption in seven European countries and implications for low-risk drinking guidelines (2015)
- Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Ontario: A Provincial Summary Report
- This report documents current alcohol policy initiatives across Canada and draws comparisons across the provinces (2013). Access reports for each province below:
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
- Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Canada: A Comparison of Provincial Policies - This report reviews Canadian province's policies and programs that have the potential to reduce the considerable health and social harms from alcohol.
- Model-Based Appraisal of Alcohol Minimum Pricing in Ontario and British Columbia (PDF) (with the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC). This report provides estimates of the impacts on health, crime and government revenues from different alcohol pricing policies in Ontario and British Columbia.
- Alcohol Consumption, Alcohol Dependence and Attributable Burden of Disease in Europe
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD):
- Developing a Multi-source Surveillance System for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (SSFASD/PAE): Report prepared for the Public Health Agency of Canada (French version also available)
- World Health Organization International Study on the Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): Canadian Component (2018) . This is the first population-based study of its kind in Canada, and part of a global study on FASD prevalence, guided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). See an overview of the findings in the CAMH news release. The report is also available in French .
- The Burden and Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada - This study estimates the overall burden and cost associated with FASD in Canada in 2013. (2015)
- Economic Impact of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review
- The History of Problem Gambling: Temperance, Substance Abuse, Medicine, and Metaphors. In this book, Dr. Peter Ferentzy and Dr. Nigel E. Turner document the history of ideas about problem gambling and its link to addictive disorders.
- Hidden in Our Midst - This community-based research report brings attention to newcomer youth and those born outside Canada who experience homelessness. The results highlight unique barriers to access and service needs of newcomer youth (2014).
- Researching Health in Ontario Communities - Findings from our First Communities: Port Colborne and Welland - This report describes key findings from the Researching Health in Ontario Communities project, which features a mobile research laboratory that visits various Ontario communities.
- Health State Descriptions for Canadians: Mental Illnesses (with Statistics Canada) - This document has standardized descriptions for the main health states associated with the progression and treatment of mental illnesses. These descriptions are the first step in measuring how living with a disease and its treatment affects health-related quality of life in terms of physical, mental, and social well-being.
- Access to Primary Care: Recommendations - In this report, researchers outline opportunities for improving empowerment and advocacy for clients and service provider education; as well as tackling systems level issues (2013)
- Atlas on the Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Ontario (with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences) An initiative of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities program, this summary describes the health status of adults with developmental disabilities in Ontario, their health care use, and extent to which primary care received is consistent with clinical guidelines. View the full report or executive summary .
- Disease Interrupted: Tobacco Reduction and Cessation - Evidence tells a vivid and chilling story of the dire and urgent need to support smoking cessation. This is the first Canadian text for treating tobacco addiction, edited by Charles Els, Diane Kunyk, and Peter Selby.