BC Centre on Substance Use Strategic Plan

Our plan to improve lives by transforming substance use policy and practice

An estimated one in every five Canadians will be impacted by substance use and related harms in their lifetime. That's more than six million people. For the majority of them, the health system will fail to meet their needs. For those without an addiction who use substances, especially unregulated substances, policies put them in harm’s way every day. Collectively we can — and must — do better.

The BC Centre on Substance Use was established in 2017 to provide a centre of expertise to help meet those needs. We aim to be highly collaborative and coordinated in our approach. We place emphasis on research to generate evidence-informed strategies, while harnessing clinical guidance and training to ensure that evidence is implemented into clinical practice in every part of the province. A great deal of work remains to be done. This plan outlines the next steps to make this a reality.

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