Canadian substance use costs and harms: Technical report
Authors: CSUCH Scientific Working Group
In 2014, the cost of substance use (SU) in Canada was $38.4 billion – or approximately $1,100 spent for every Canadian regardless of age. This report presents the estimates of the costs of SU in Canada from 2007 to 2014 using the most reliable, up-to-date data sources and methods according to the following categories: * Cost type (healthcare costs, lost productivity costs, criminal justice costs and other direct costs); * Substance; and * Province and territory. The ability to track costs and trends in harms uniquely caused by specific types of substance will be a valuable asset to federal, provincial and territorial efforts aimed at reducing these harms. A better understanding of the societal costs associated with different substances can help inform policy decision making and resource allocation for law enforcement, and prevention, treatment and harm reduction services.
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