Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

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BC legal cannabis market growing briskly

Regulated cannabis market in BC doubled between 2019 and 2020; products getting cheaper and more potent.

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Managed Alcohol Programs and COVID-19

How Managed Alcohol Programs, and CISUR-led research around them, is making a difference during the pandemic.

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BC drinking more during COVID-19

New CISUR analysis shows more alcohol consumption, driven by private liquor stores.

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New alcohol warning label research published

Real-world CISUR co-led studies show alcohol warning labels reduce sales, change minds.

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Cecilia Benoit wins Killam Prize

CISUR's Ceclia Benoit wins 2020 Killam Prize in Social Sciences, worth $100,000.

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Drug checking project responds to overdose crisis

CISUR Scientist Bruce Wallace co-leads an innovative drug-checking program at Victoria harm-reduction sites.

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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.


Drinking & COVID-19


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Latest CISUR Bulletin

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CISUR Bulletin #20: Scaling up of Managed Alcohol Programs (PDF)

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