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:

  • 70% of adults ages 19 and over drink alcohol at least once per month.
  • 25% of adults (19+) are heavy drinkers that ‘binge drink’ at least once per month.
  • Significantly more Simcoe Muskoka adults drink in excess of the Canadian Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines compared with the province as a whole.
  • In 2020, there were nearly 3,100 emergency visits among residents of Simcoe Muskoka 10 years of age and older that were attributable to alcohol use.
  • Also in 2020, there were nearly 1,650 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka ten years of age and older that were attributable to alcohol use.

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

Heavy Drinking

Low-Risk Drinking

Alcohol Attributable Deaths

Alcohol Attributable Hospitalizations

Alcohol Attributable Emergency Visits