Alcohol is a leading risk factor for disease, disability and premature death in Canada. Short-term health risks associated with alcohol include: injuries, violence and alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can also lead to serious long-term health risks such as: cancer, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, mental illness and alcohol dependence. Several interventions are shown to be effective in promoting moderate alcohol use, raising awareness of and reducing alcohol-related harms, and supporting healthier communities. We provide expertise and resources on developing, planning and implementing alcohol-related interventions including policy, screening, labelling and advertising.
Learning Exchange: Supports for workers responding to overdoses in Ontario
This interactive session will include presentations and facilitated discussion on the current needs of workers experiencing grief and loss in the context of the current drug poisoning crisis, as well as practices, challenges and opportunities for supporting the health and well-being of workers.