Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs

Alcohol

This section of HealthSTATS presents information related to alcohol use, heavy drinking, drinking in excess of the Canadian Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines and deaths and hospitalizations attributable to alcohol consumption among Simcoe Muskoka residents.

Highlights of Simcoe Muskoka alcohol data include:

  • 8 of every 10 adults ages 19 and over are current drinkers of which:
    • Two-thirds are regular alcohol drinkers
    • 17% drink occasionally
  • 1 in 5 current drinkers report drinking heavily (5+ alcoholic drinks on at least one occasion in the past month)
  • Nearly 30% report consuming alcohol in excess of the amount recommended in the Canadian low-risk drinking guidelines (for long-term health effects only)
  • From 2003 to 2009 combined, there were an estimated 7,900 alcohol-related hospitalizations
  • From 2000 to 2007 combined, there were an estimated 475 alcohol-related deaths
  • Among Ontario students (grade 7 to 12), alcohol is the most commonly-used drug. 

Further details of these highlights are found within this Alcohol section, as well as in the following Focus on HealthSTATS report:

Alcohol-Related Harm in Simcoe Muskoka

This section contains the following information

Alcohol Use - Adults

Alcohol Use - Youth

Drinking & Driving - Youth

Heavy Drinking

Low-Risk Drinking

Alcohol Attributable Deaths

Alcohol Attributable Hospitalizations