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.
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BC Centre on Substance Use statement on City of Vancouver decriminalization submission
May 11, 2021Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Use has signed onto an open letter in response to the City of Vancouver’s proposed submission to Health Canada on
Cheyenne Johnson appointed Executive Director at BC Centre on Substance Use
April 19, 2021Read more
Cheyenne Johnson has been appointed Executive Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Ms. Johnson was selected following a recruitment process led by
New resources to support pregnant people who use substances
March 9, 2021Read more
New clinical resources are available to better support British Columbians during pregnancy, while reducing harms related to substance use. The British Columbia Centre on Substance
RNs begin prescribing addiction treatment medications, a Canadian first
February 8, 2021Read more
The first cohort of registered nurses (RNs) is on track to begin prescribing medications for treatment of opioid use disorder, as part of B.C.’s leading-edge
First-of-its-kind national guideline to support people with alcohol use disorder
January 29, 2021Read more
New national resources to give clinicians the tools they need to better prevent, treat, and reduce harms from alcohol use disorder in Canada will soon
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