Map of Simcoe Muskoka

Alcohol & Drugs


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:

  • Nearly two-thirds of adults ages 19 and over drink alcohol at least once per month.
  • Approximately one-in-five of adults (19+) are heavy drinkers that ‘binge drink’ at least once per month.
  • More than one-third of Simcoe Muskoka adults (19+) report drinking at either a moderate risk level or at the highest risk level for alcohol related health consequences. This was significantly higher than the comparable provincial average.
  • In 2021, there were approximately 3,500 emergency visits among residents of Simcoe Muskoka 10 years of age and older that were entirely caused by alcohol.
  • Also in 2021, there were nearly 1,500 hospitalizations among residents of Simcoe Muskoka ten years of age and older that were entirely caused by alcohol.
  • From 2014 to 2018, there were an estimated 211 deaths per year among Simcoe Muskoka residents 15 years and older that were attributable to alcohol use, which made up more than four per cent of all deaths during that time.

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

Alcohol Use and Health Risk

Alcohol Attributable Mortality

Hospital Stays Entirely Caused by Alcohol

Emergency Visits Entirely Caused by Alcohol

Page last updated February 10, 2023