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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BCCSU statement on plan to decriminalize simple possession of drugs in Vancouver
November 18, 2020Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Us strongly supports the motion before City Council to apply for a section 56 exemption to the Controlled Drugs and
New podcast on addiction medicine launched to support the province’s primary care providers
September 22, 2020Read more
The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has launched the first series of Addiction Practice Pod, a podcast focusing on addiction and substance use care
Research: Youth often use cannabis as harm reduction, may help stop injection drug use
August 20, 2020Read more
New research is shedding light on how cannabis use among some young people may be an important way to reduce the harms of other substance
New provincial training program for BC health care providers aims to improve care for those with alcohol use disorder
August 17, 2020Read more
A new free, virtual training series for BC health care providers aimed at improving knowledge, skills and competencies in managing alcohol use disorder launches this
BCCSU statement on decriminalization of people who use drugs
July 9, 2020Read more
The BCCSU supports the call for the decriminalization of people who use drugs. Dr. Bonnie Henry’s 2019 report, “Stopping the Harm,” detailed how the war
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