Centre for Addictions Research of BC

Our new peer mentoring guide for young people around the topic of substance use

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CARBC Assistant Director Dan Reist talks about Changing the Culture of Substance Use on campuses, a CARBC collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association of BC | watch the video on Vimeo

CARBC's Karen Urbanoski (pictured) and Bernie Pauly are co-leading a study on improving the primary care experience for people who use drugs (Credit: UVic Photo Services)

new CARBC study provides grounds for healthy skepticism of the idea that moderate drinking is good for your heart

CARBC Scientist Cecilia Benoit was a 2017 UVic Provost Engaged Scholar (photo: UVic Photo Services)

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CARBC news piece

CARBC in the News

PhD student Adam Sherk being interviewed by Global News about a recent CARBC-led report on the public health benefits of alcohol regulation

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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


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Managed Alcohol Programs

Managed Alcohol Programs

What is a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)? Where are they being implemented? Are they effective? CARBC is leading a Canada-wide study on Managed Alcohol Programs

BC Alcohol & Other Drug Monitoring Project

CARBC Alcohol and Other Drug Monitoring Project

CARBC's Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Monitoring Project is an extensive survey of substance and alcohol use in the province. Use our interactive AOD Analyzer tool to explore the BC substance use and health trends that interest you.

Latest CARBC Bulletin

Most recent CARBC research Bulletin

CARBC Bulletin #16: Legalization of Cannabis in Canada: Implementation strategies and public health. (PDF 625kb)

See a list of all CARBC Bulletins