Study: Overdose risk increases on and immediately after distribution of income assistance cheques
September 24, 2014

New research trial will evaluate alternative distribution options for social assistance in order to minimize health risks Vancouver, British Columbia– Study findings released recently in The International Journal of Drug Policy reveal the risk of drug overdose among injection drug users increased dramatically on and immediately following the ...

New study calls for improved prison-based treatment and provision of harm reduction services to prevent HIV transmission among inmates
December 16, 2013

Vancouver, B.C. [December 16, 2013]-Authorities in charge of CanadaÍs prisons and penitentiaries need to urgently address barriers to HIV treatment for people held in correctional facilities, according to a new study by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE). The study found incarceration was a strong predictor of inadequ...

World leading addiction experts highlight fundamental cause of poor addiction care
October 22, 2013

Patient populations and health care system suffer from lack of addiction medicine training Vancouver, BC [October 22, 2013] North America’s leading addiction experts point to a lack of physician education in Addiction Medicine as a key contributor to high rates of untreated addiction and related harms. In an article published in the October 2...

War on Drugs failing to limit drug use in Vancouver
June 24, 2013

New report finds declines in drug use associated with harm reduction services, not law enforcement efforts Vancouver, BC (June 24, 2013): A comprehensive report on the drug situation in Vancouver shows health-focused policies have been more effective than federal law enforcement measures at reducing illicit drug use and improving public health and...

Most Vancouver street-involved youth who experiment with injection drugs become regular drug injectors
July 19, 2012

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS study shows that young females more vulnerable to addiction following experimentation Vancouver, B.C. July 19, 2012: An alarming number of Vancouver’s street-involved youth who experiment with injection drugs for the first time quickly progress to become regular injectors, according to a new study from the...

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