In my last post, I wrote about the science of blackouts. Today, I am going to share some tips from my book, "Drink Less Be More: How to have a great night (and life) without getting wasted," on how to avoid blackouts and other unwanted results of drinking too much.
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
Talking to kids about drugs
CARBC's Dan Reist is interviewed about how to talk to kids about drugs in light of recent fentanyl overdoses. READ MORE
2014-15 annual report
CARBC's annual report for 2014-15 is now online. READ MORE
Healthy Families BC's online alcohol resource includes topics like kids and alcohol, risky drinking and alcohol and aging. READ MORE
I have had more blackouts than I can count. For me, blackouts were the ugly, scary result of "too much fun." The irony is that too much fun led to shame, regret, and grief -- an aching sadness over significant periods of time "lost" with no means of recollection.
This summer I got an email from a concerned nurse. In June, the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, and UBC's Mass Gathering Medicine Interest Group released their recommendations for Preventing Drug- and Alcohol-related Harms at Music Festivals. As a nurse who works with live music events, she was encouraged to see that many of the...
The summer of 2014 was a troubling season for music festivals in Canada, with five young people dying and dozens more admitted to hospitals at a number of festivals for harms associated with alcohol and other drug use. At the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), we started asking why this was happening and what more could be done to prevent...
Fentanyl-related overdoses have dominated the headlines in BC--and across the country--over the past year. Deaths involving the synthetic opiate narcotic, which is roughly 50 to 100 times more toxic than morphine, have increased five-fold in British Columbia over the past three years. But despite repeated warnings from provincial public-health...