Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

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CISUR welcomes new Canada Research Chair

CISUR scientist and PHSP associate professor Dr. Jaime Arredondo is the new Canada Research Chair in Substance Use and Health Policy Research.

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Benoit wins Canada Council award

Cecilia Benoit wins prestigious Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

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BC alcohol consumption higher than ever

New CISUR analysis shows highest level of alcohol consumption in 20 years of monitoring.

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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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New alcohol warning label research published

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

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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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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. In 2021, CISUR was named the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Alcohol and Public Health Policy ResearchRead more about CISUR.


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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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