Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

CISUR director Tim Stockwell

Introducing CISUR

CARBC becomes the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.

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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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opioid dialogue grants

Opioid dialogue grants

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

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UVic researcher Karen Urbanoski is co-leading the study

Study asks people using drugs to shape primary care

CISUR scientists Karen Urbanoski (above) and Bernie Pauly co-lead the patient-oriented study.

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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 AOD Project

CARBC Alcohol and Other Drug Monitoring Project

CISUR'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 CISUR Bulletin

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

See a list of all CISUR Bulletins