BCCSU welcomes Dr. Sharon Vipler as Acting Executive Director
January 9, 2024Read more
Dr. Shron Vipler has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Dr. Vipler will serve in this role while
First-of-its-kind, seamless addictions care available in Vancouver
December 4, 2023Read more
Republished from BC Government News People with addiction challenges are getting better, seamless treatment and recovery care through the new Road to Recovery initiative at
New resources to help people with opioid use disorder
November 22, 2023Read more
BC clinicians have newly updated clinical guidance to help deliver care for people living with opioid use disorder. The updated provincial Guideline for the Clinical
Treating high-risk drinking, alcohol use disorder: new Canadian guideline
October 16, 2023Read more
The first-ever Canadian guideline for treating high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) has been published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Developed in partnership
New study finds medications to treat alcohol addiction underused
July 25, 2023Read more
Medications for alcohol use disorder are underutilized in British Columbia, despite their safety and effectiveness, according to a new study published today in the journal
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