Play Safe Initiative is delighted to welcome the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) to the Play Safe Network.
The CCSA vision is that all people in Canada live in a healthy society free of alcohol- and other drug-related harm. The mission is to provide national leadership and advance solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harm. CCSA is currently looking more closely at the relationship between sport and recreation and youth substance use in Canada. A recent systematic review provided some evidence that participation in sport might prevent illicit drug use; however, participation in sports was also found to be associated with increased alcohol use. The research team found a lack of Canadian studies, randomized control studies and research on contextual factors that could have an impact on this relationship. CCSA will share information and research, look for opportunities to collaborate, and seek input from PSI organizations on their various initiatives.
For more information please visit: www.ccsa.ca