Alcohol harm — the negative consequences of alcohol consumption — is a serious and growing health concern and a leading cause of injury and death in Canada. This report provides an overview of Canada-wide variations in alcohol consumption (including alcohol sales and heavy drinking) and alcohol harm using CIHI’s new Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol indicator. It also identifies populations at risk of harm and looks at the provinces’ and territories’ alcohol policies.

Infographic

This infographic provides an overview of Canada-wide variations in alcohol consumption and alcohol harm (hospitalizations caused entirely by alcohol)

Key links

Report: Alcohol Harm in Canada: Examining Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol and Strategies to Reduce Alcohol Harm (PDF)

Media release: Alcohol leads to more hospitalizations than heart attacks do in Canada

Tool: Explore the new Hospitalizations Entirely Caused by Alcohol indicator in the web tool, Your Health System.

Contact: cphi@cihi.ca