BC Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Project web update

We've recently posted new statistics to our High Risk Populations, Alcohol Consumption and Hospitalizations and Death components of our BC AOD Monitoring Project.

Our High Risk Population statistics include current information (up to the end of 2015) collected from our twice-annual surveys of high-risk populations in Victoria, BC. Findings include new substance-use trends (including a significant increase in crystal-meth use and decrease in crack-cocaine use among street-involved adults who use substances, as well as several significant increasing trends amongst adults who use substances in social-settings, including the use of prescription amphetamine study drugs). View the updated statistics here.

Our hospitalization and death data shows morbidity and mortality rates related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, broken down by region, disease category and age and gender, up to 2013 (the year when the most recent statistics were available). They can be seen here.

Our alcohol consumption charts and maps show per-capita alcohol consumption across the province, down to the Local Health Area level, up to the end of 2014. You can view them here.

For more information on our AOD Monitoring Project, please visit the BC AOD Monitoring site.