The BC Centre on Substance Use is a provincially networked organization with a mandate to develop, help implement, and evaluate evidence-based approaches to substance use and addiction.
BCCSU seeks to improve the integration of best practices and care across the continuum of substance use through the collaborative development of evidence-based policies, guidelines and standards. With the support of the Province of British Columbia, BCCSU aims to transform substance use policies and care by translating research into education and care guidance, thereby serving all British Columbians.
The BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions: research and evaluation, education and training, and clinical care guidance.
Health Professional-Investigator award
Evaluating the use of prescription psychostimulants for the treatment of methamphetamine use disorder
Investigating women's socio-structural risk environment of overdose
Opioid addiction research program to improve prescribing practices and reduce overdose