Drug checking to be offered through BC’s summer festival season
July 30, 2018

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 free service that allows people to anonymously submit samples of street drugs to be analyzed for their chemical makeup. Using a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrometer an...

New report on strengthening addiction recovery in B.C.
July 18, 2018

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 the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) in consultation with people in recovery and with expertise in providing recovery care, the report highlights the stigma that persons in rec...

Care providers have new tools to address challenges of treating youth with opioid addiction
June 13, 2018

Treatment guidelines released today will give care providers new evidence-based tools for supporting youth with opioid addiction. The guidelines, developed by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) with a provincial committee of health systems partners and representatives of community and family groups, provide recommendations and care principles f...

Canopy Growth to fund Professorship of Cannabis Science at University of British Columbia to research the role of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis
June 6, 2018

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) (“Canopy Growth”) is proud to announce that it will contribute CDN $2.5 million to the University of British Columbia (“UBC”) and BC Centre on Substance Use (“BCCSU”) to fund research into the potential utility of cannabis in addressing the overdose crisis. The funds, provided over a two-...

New treatment guidelines to support pregnant women with opioid addiction
June 1, 2018

New guidelines released today aim to address the misconceptions, stigma and barriers to treatment experienced by pregnant women who use opioids. The guidelines, developed by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Perinatal Services BC (PSBC), a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provide treatment recommendations and care principl...

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