The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is a provincially networked resource with a mandate to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction. The BCCSU focuses on three strategic areas: research including monitoring, quality improvement evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance. With the support of the province of British Columbia, the BCCSU hosts the largest interdisciplinary addiction medicine training program in North America, building capacity in the healthcare system in BC to improve access to evidence-based care. Although physically located in Vancouver, the BCCSU is a provincially networked resource for researchers, educators, and care providers, as well as people who use substances, family advocates, support groups, and the recovery community. It is hosted at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Providence Health Care. For more information about the BCCSU, please click here.
The BCCSU website provides information about our research initiatives, including our cohort studies, community-based research, intervention research, monitoring and evaluation, and the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM). The website also provides access to the latest research publications authored by BCCSU scientists and researchers and published in academic journals, reports, research summaries, clinical care guidance publications, and news, as well as upcoming events and conferences, and resources for healthcare providers, academics, and individuals and families.