Provincial guidelines for injectable opioid treatments released
October 11, 2017

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released the province’s first-ever guidelines for prescribing of injectable treatments for opioid addiction. The new guidelines provide recommendations for how injectable opioid agonist treatments can be introduced into clinical practice in order to prevent premature death from overdose and other imminen...

New research shows ayahuasca has potential for healing eating disorders
September 12, 2017

A compelling new study suggests ayahuasca may have potential as a therapeutic intervention for difficult-to-treat eating disorders. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, interviewed individuals with a diagnosed eating disorder who had also participated in ayahuasca ceremonies. Many reported a reduction and in some cases c...

BC Centre on Substance Use releases new provincial guidelines for operating supervised consumption services
August 11, 2017

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has released the first-ever provincial guidelines for operating supervised consumption services to provide guidance to health authorities establishing new services. “As new supervised consumption services open in B.C. and across the country, the BCCSU guidelines released today will help sites to provide the ...

BC Centre of Substance Use researcher awarded CIHR Foundation Grant
August 8, 2017

Lindsey Richardson, Research Scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, has received a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Award to investigate strategies to address the health impacts of poverty and socio-economic marginaliza...

BC Centre on Substance Use launches new training program for opioid treatment prescribers
August 2, 2017

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has partnered with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine to launch a new learning program designed to provide opioid addiction treatment support for new treatment prescribers in British Columbia. The Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) combines an online learning...

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