Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

CISUR's Kate Vallance affixing labels to alcohol in whitehorse

Alcohol warning labels a Canadian first

Learn more about CISUR's pilot testing of improved alcohol warning labels in the Yukon Territory.

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CISUR director Tim Stockwell

Introducing CISUR

CARBC becomes the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.

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Cannabis dialogues: an opportunity for BC schools

CISUR and the BC Ministry of Health are looking for BC school district partners to facilitate dialogues around cannabis.

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Rachel Phillips, Jennifer Smart and Cecilia Benoit

Sex workers as peer health advocates

New CISUR research bulletin: Community Empowerment & Transformative Learning among Sex Workers.

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Create a community overdose response plan

New CISUR publication aims to help community organizations develop overdose response plan.

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CISUR's Tim Stockwell and Jinhui Zhao, who lead CISUR's research program on minimum unit pricing for alcohol

CISUR research instrumental in Scottish liquor law

Scottish Supreme Court rules in support of minimum pricing of alcohol.

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opioid dialogue grants

Opioid dialogue grants

Grants from $2,000 to $15,000 are available to community coalitions in BC.

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CISUR PhD student Adam Sherk

CISUR in the news

Our latest media coverage and interviews.

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Building knowledge for societal change

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), formerly 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 Canada and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not. Read more about CISUR.


Managed Alcohol 

Managed Alcohol Programs

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

BC School Opportunity

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CISUR and the BC Ministry of Health are  inviting School Districts in BC to partner in a national project promoting dialogue in light of the changing cannabis policies in Canada. Interested parties should review the guide to dialogue and submit a letter of interest to

Latest CISUR Bulletin

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CISUR Bulletin #17: Community Empowerment & Transformative Learning Among Sex Workers (PDF)

See a list of all CISUR Bulletins