Throughout the country, Canadians are living in isolation and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This unprecedented global health crisis has caused people to experience increased stress and anxiety. In some cases, it is influencing their substance use. Now, more than ever, Canadians need clear, evidence-based information to help safeguard their mental wellness and reduce the harms associated with substance use.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), has developed two fact sheets with tips on how to manage stress and reduce the harms associated with using alcohol, cannabis and other substances during the COVID-19 pandemic: