First-of-its-kind, seamless addictions care available in Vancouver
December 4, 2023

Republished from BC Government News People with addiction challenges are getting better, seamless treatment and recovery care through the new Road to Recovery initiative at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. “The moment a person living with addiction chooses to reach out for help, they need to be met with support, not left waiting for se...

New resources to help people with opioid use disorder
November 22, 2023

BC clinicians have newly updated clinical guidance to help deliver care for people living with opioid use disorder. The updated provincial Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder was published by the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) today. The updates provide clinicians with guidance to help people engage and stay on treatmen...

Treating high-risk drinking, alcohol use disorder: new Canadian guideline
October 16, 2023

The first-ever Canadian guideline for treating high-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD) has been published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Developed in partnership between the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse (CRISM) and BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), the guideline provides 15 evidence-based...

New study finds medications to treat alcohol addiction underused
July 25, 2023

Medications for alcohol use disorder are underutilized in British Columbia, despite their safety and effectiveness, according to a new study published today in the journal Addiction. The study found that between 2015 and 2019 fewer than 5% of British Columbians who met the criteria for moderate to severe alcohol use disorder (AUD) received medicati...

New resource to help people with severe alcohol addiction
July 18, 2023

New national guidance to help people with severe alcohol addiction has been published by the BC Centre on Substance Use in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research. The first-ever Canadian guidance for Managed Alcohol Programs (MAPs) has been developed to support scaling up of these evidence-based programs for treating sev...
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