New Infographic on alcohol availability in Ontario

The Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest has developed a new infographic on alcohol availability in Ontario. This resource is intended to inform and guide the work of public health leaders, policymakers, community stakeholders and media outlets.

Alcohol availability continues to rise rapidly in Ontario. When availability increases, so does consumption, as do related arms and costs. This is especially the case for those who are intoxicated, underage, or who have an alcohol use problem.

Greater access to alcohol in Ontario is not just about individual choice and convenience. One in three Ontarians experienced harm as a result of someone else’s drinking in the past year.

This infographic can be used to understand current trends on alcohol availability, and what needs to be done to help curb it.