On January 17, 2023, Canadian health officials from the Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction released new guidelines for alcohol consumption, replacing a previous set from over ten years ago. These guidelines are reflective of “growing evidence, after decades of sometimes conflicting research, that even small amounts of alcohol can have serious health consequences.” In the technical summary, the Centre states that the costs associated with alcohol use in Canada in 2017 were a whopping $16.6 billion. $5.5 billion of that sum was attributable to healthcare costs.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review on March 8, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Cutler, Lauren, "To Drink or Not to Drink? Canada’s New Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption" (2023). CICLR Online. 68.