Ecstasy used to treat PTSD in Vancouver study
September 08, 2015 | 24 Hours (Vancouver)

A Vancouver study is examining using the pure form of the drug ecstasy as a treatment tool for people suffering from extreme cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, by simply making it easier for them to talk and share their experience. This type of research is part of a growing body of evidence th...

Could these psychedelic drugs be making the trip to a BC doctor’s office near you?
September 08, 2015 | The Province

BC medical researchers champion study into psychedelic treatment for addiction, depression, anxiety A trip to the doctor’s office could someday mean a trip inside the doctor’s office, if researchers calling for further study into the use of psychedelics for treating illness get their way...

Introducing the Early Career Advisory Group
September 01, 2015 | American Pain Society

The Early Career Advisory Group is a newly established resource for early career members of APS. The purpose of the group is to engage early career members (e.g., graduate students, post docs, residents, fellows, and recent graduates/junior faculty) and advocate for their professional needs within t...

Vancouver program trains doctors in addictions treatment
August 17, 2015 | 24 Hours (Vancouver)

A Vancouver program at St. Paul’s aims to train doctors who may not be familiar with drug addiction to recognize the signs and target harm reduction strategies like service providers in the Downtown Eastside already do. Dr. Annabel Mead is the director of the Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Progra...

Study links increased access to methadone and decrease in spread of HIV
August 10, 2015 | News 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – There is a link between increased access to methadone for injection drug users and a decrease in the spread of HIV, according to a new study. Dr. Keith Ahamad with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS says researchers looked at a group of users on Vancouver’s ...

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