The BC Centre on Substance Use is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
BC Centre on Substance Use to begin studying psychedelics as treatment option for addictions
April 21, 2017Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) is planning clinical trials set to begin this year to study the effectiveness of psychedelic-assisted therapy in treating
Province funds world-class research centre to improve addictions care in B.C.
March 7, 2017Read more
Today Health Minister Terry Lake announced $5 million of additional funding for the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), as well as $1.9 million in
New Canadian online study of cannabis dispensary users set to launch
February 17, 2017Read more
Vancouver, BC [February 17, 2017] With the Canadian federal government soon to announce plans to legalize cannabis, researchers from the British Columbia Centre on Substance
Statement from Dr. Evan Wood and Marshall Smith regarding September 30th, 2016 Overdose statistics
October 20, 2016Read more
Evan Wood, Interim Director for the BC Centre on Substance Use and Marshall Smith, Chairperson, British Columbia Recovery Council, released the following statement in response
The BC-CfE Strongly Supports Implementation of Physician Access to Prescription Heroin
September 8, 2016Read more
“The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and its addictions team enthusiastically supports Health Canada’s decision to allow access to pharmaceutical-grade heroin for the
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The British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
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, evaluation and monitoring, 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.
BCCSU hosts a free monthly lunch-time lecture series, featuring local and international experts, clinicians, and researchers who deliver the latest research and information on novel, evidence-based addiction medicine topics.Go to Events