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.
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
BC budget committee
CARBC promotes minimum alcohol pricing to protect health and safety, government revenues and Canadian industries. READ MORE
Improve drinkers' accuracy
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 highlight: successful internal UVic bid to host a Canada Research Chair at the Centre. READ MORE
A central disorder?
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.
This post originally appeared on the CAMH blog. While this blog is from Ontario, many of the points are relevant here in BC, now that alcohol sales will soon be permitted in select grocery stores.
Evidence-based planning of alcohol and other drug treatment services in BC: A collaborative effort between CARBC and the Ministry of Health
As researchers, our ultimate goal is to provide evidence-based information that will go on to inform policy and practice. Recently, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to do just that.