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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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
BC Centre on Substance Use statement on proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act
June 29, 2020Read more
Addressing the unique harms experienced by youth who use substances is of critical importance. While there have been important steps made in recent years, there
BCCSU Commitment for Truth and Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
June 21, 2020Read more
The BCCSU is committed to the process of truth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples by recognizing and addressing the power imbalances and discriminations inherent to
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