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New resources to support BC families impacted by substance use
November 28, 2018Read more
Thousands of families across British Columbia have suffered the loss of a loved one to overdose, and thousands more struggle to support a child or
Professor of Cannabis Science announced to research the role of cannabis in opioid overdose treatment
November 23, 2018Read more
Examining the potential of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis and other substance use disorders is a top priority for Dr. M-J Milloy, a
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
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