The BC Centre on Substance Use is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
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
Drug checking to be offered through BC’s summer festival season
July 30, 2018Read more
In order to provide potentially life-saving information, drug checking is being made widely available this summer for festival-goers in British Columbia. Drug checking is a
New report on strengthening addiction recovery in B.C.
July 18, 2018Read more
A new report released today sets priorities for expanding and improving addiction recovery services in British Columbia, a long-standing need in the province. Developed by
Care providers have new tools to address challenges of treating youth with opioid addiction
June 13, 2018Read more
Vancouver, BC – Treatment guidelines released today will give care providers new evidence-based tools for supporting youth with opioid addiction. The guidelines, developed by the
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