Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

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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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CISUR's Kate Vallance affixing labels to alcohol in whitehorse

UPDATE: label study resumes, minus cancer label

The Government of Yukon is inviting researchers to resume the Northern Territories Alcohol Study.

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Adam Sherk, CISUR PhD student and InterMAHP project lead

Introducing InterMAHP

A new public health tool for estimating alcohol-related mortality and morbidity at the population level.

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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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Create a community overdose response plan

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

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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