Centre for Addictions Research of BC

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CARBC guest lecture series

Find out more about our upcoming talks on substance use, harm reduction, and other areas of our research

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Managed Alcohol Programs study

CARBC leads national study of this harm-reduction approach

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CARBC publications

Research bulletins, self-help resources, classroom tools, articles and more

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Generating and mobilizing knowledge

The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in BC and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not. READ MORE ABOUT CARBC

Recent engagement

BC budget committee

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CARBC promotes minimum alcohol pricing to protect health and safety, government revenues and Canadian industries. READ MORE

Improve drinkers' accuracy

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New study: drinkers are better able to estimate how much they drink when containers indicate number of standard drinks. READ MORE

Annual report 2013/14

Annual Report

Annual Report highlight: successful internal UVic bid to host a Canada Research Chair at the Centre. READ MORE


Matters of Substance blog 

Detecting and addressing mental health and substance use disorders -- the earlier the better

7 May, 2015
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More than half of the people who seek help for an addiction also have a mental illness. These concurrent disorders present some of the most complicated and difficult-to-treat cases for our healthcare system. The links between mental health and substance use are complex, and causality can vary or be unclear. For example, a young person might use...

University students' perceptions of the link between substance use and mental health

22 April, 2015
Kara Thompson, CARBC

Young adulthood can be a vulnerable time for young people. Young adults have the highest levels of alcohol use and related harms among all age groups. Mental health symptoms are also most likely to first present during late adolescence and early young adulthood. But what connection, if any, is there between mental health and substance use for this...

Building healthier habits with accessible CBT

15 April, 2015
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Sometimes we seek escape and solace from a pint of beer, a smoke, or even a bucket of Ben & Jerry's to help us deal with life's challenges. For some, it's a daily routine of self-management; for others, it's a battle between life and death. How we use substances is often linked to how we manage our mental health.

Understanding substance use disorders

10 April, 2015
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A central disorder?

Three surprising tips for a healthy pregnancy

24 March, 2015
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The do’s and don’ts of pregnancy can be overwhelming at best. For an expectant parent who is using substances, the rhetoric is clear: just don't.

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