Four BCCSU researchers receive Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award
July 18, 2017

The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has announced the recipients of their 2017 Scholar Awards. Four BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) researchers are among the 20 recipients.The MSFHR Scholar Program supports early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams, and develop res...

Evaluation of legal cannabis must be prioritized to protect public health: Researchers
June 19, 2017

A coalition of leading Canadian academics and researchers is calling on federal policymakers to ensure cannabis research and evaluation are prioritized in order to guide health policy related to the federal government’s plans to legalize and regulate the adult use of cannabis. “A growing number of countries, including Canada, are moving towards...

BC Centre­ on Substance Use launches new online addiction training program
May 30, 2017

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has launched a new online training course to help B.C. health care professionals identify and treat substance use disorders. The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma will help ensure providers have access to evidence-based education to help improve care across the province. Course topics include screening a...

B.C. researchers find that cannabis could help reduce crack cocaine use
May 16, 2017

Research presented by BC Centre on Substance Use scientists at Harm Reduction International Conference in Montreal offers possible treatment for harmful crack cocaine use Vancouver, B.C. (May 16, 2017) – Using cannabis might be an effective strategy for people seeking to control their use of crack cocaine, according to new research from scientist...

New Study Suggests That The War On Drugs Is A Leading Factor In HIV/AIDS Deaths And Infection Among People Who Use Injection Drugs

Systematic review of research finds laws and policies prohibiting drug use have a central role in undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts among people who inject drugs Vancouver, B.C. (May 16, 2017) The criminalisation of drugs is a key driver of the global HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, according to a systematic review p...

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