Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

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Canadian alcohol policy gets an F

A new CISUR-led report says Canada could be doing a much better job when it comes to alcohol policy.

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Substance use costs the BC economy almost $5 billion

Jurisdictional summaries from the Canadian Substance Use Costs and Harms study now available.

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Opioid Dialogues

Want to start a dialogue around opioid use in your BC community? Funding is available.

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Tim Stockwell named Royal Society Fellow

Dr. Stockwell named 2018 fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the country’s highest academic honour.

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Cecilia Benoit named 2018 Trudeau Fellow

the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation has awarded Benoit a $225,000 fellowship over the next three years.

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Managed Alcohol Program studies published

Findings from CISUR's national study of Managed Alcohol Programs published in Drug and Alcohol Review.

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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

Latest CISUR Bulletin

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

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