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Cannabis use could help people stay on treatment for opioid addiction
September 20, 2018Read more
Daily use of cannabis could help patients stay on treatment for opioid use disorder, according to new research from the BC Centre on Substance Use
More specialized harm reduction services needed for women who use drugs
September 13, 2018Read more
Overdose prevention strategies must consider the unique experiences of women who use drugs to reduce risk of overdose and exposure to gender-based violence, say researchers
Research sheds light on how to improve diagnosis and treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome
August 28, 2018Read more
The treatment of alcohol withdrawal urgently needs to be modernized in order to improve patient outcomes and safety and reduce health care cost, according to
Tenant-led overdose response in Vancouver SROs proves to be effective at reaching socially isolated
August 2, 2018Read more
With the majority of fatal opioid overdoses occurring alone and inside the home, tenant-led interventions in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels are urgently needed, according
Lessons from the HIV pandemic could help identify gaps in accessing treatment for opioid use disorder
July 31, 2018Read more
New research from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) suggests applying successful strategies to fight HIV/AIDS in response to overdose crisis. In a study
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