Evaluation of legal cannabis must be prioritized to protect public health: Researchers
June 19, 2017

Leading Canadian researchers call on federal government to prioritize research to maximize benefits and mitigate harms of legal cannabis Vancouver, BC [June 19, 2017]—A coalition of leading Canadian academics and researchers is calling on federal policymakers to ensure cannabis research and evaluation are prioritized in order to guide health poli...

BC Centre­ on Substance Use launches new online addiction training program
May 30, 2017

Online Addiction Medicine Diploma will strengthen the provincial system of care for people struggling with substance use   Vancouver, BC [May 30, 2017] — The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has launched a new online training course to help B.C. health care professionals identify and treat substance use disorders. The Online Addict...

John Volken Academy commits $1,000,000 to support BC Centre on Substance Use
May 23, 2017

May 23rd, 2017 (Coast Salish Territory – Vancouver, BC) – The John Volken Academy has committed $1,000,000 to support the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), a world-class organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction in B.C. “We are committed to wor...

B.C. researchers find that cannabis could help reduce crack cocaine use
May 16, 2017

Research presented by BC Centre on Substance Use scientists at Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal offers possible treatment for harmful crack cocaine use Vancouver, B.C. (May 16, 2017) – Using cannabis might be an effective strategy for people seeking to control their use of crack cocaine, according to new research from scientist...

New Study Suggests That The War On Drugs Is A Leading Factor In HIV/AIDS Deaths And Infection Among People Who Use Injection Drugs

Systematic review of research finds laws and policies prohibiting drug use have a central role in undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts among people who inject drugs Vancouver, B.C. (May 16, 2017) The criminalisation of drugs is a key driver of the global HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, according to a systematic review p...

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