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 

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.

Selling Alcohol in Grocery Stores: Hidden Risks and Alternative Options

17 March, 2015

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

5 March, 2015
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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.

Drinking, Disease and Distance: Access and use of primary health care services for treatment of alcohol-attributed diseases in rural BC

24 February, 2015
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Since the turn of the century, there has been a sharp decrease in the proportion of the population that resides in rural and remote British Columbia (BC) communities. In 2011, 86% of British Columbians (3,790,694) lived in urban areas, whereas only 14% of the population, or 609,363 persons, resided in rural communities. Although a much smaller...

Systems planning - like grocery shopping

18 February, 2015
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When I entered the substance-use field as an outpatient counsellor many years ago, I thought my biggest challenge was to concentrate on what the client was trying to communicate to me as being their main issue. It turns out I was only partially correct in this assumption. In actuality, the biggest challenge was to make some sense of how funding and...

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