New CARBC Handbook: Patients Helping Patients Understand Opioid Substitution Treatment

This handbook is the result of the dedicated work of a group of patients who all have many years of experience with medication-assisted treatments for opioid dependence. The need for, and desire to produce, such a handbook was repeatedly expressed in a series of multi-stakeholder consultations on opioid substitution treatment (OST) organized by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC at the request of the BC Ministry of Health beginning in 2013. In 2016 the Ministry of Health provided resources to support a group of patients to undertake the work of writing this handbook and the Centre for Addictions Research of BC provided coordinating and editing support. Members of the writing team included:

  • Julie Chapman
  • Al Fowler
  • Brian Mackenzie
  • Garth Mullins
  • Bill Nelles
  • Laura Shaver
  • Christina Tom

Opioid Substitution Treatment Handbook

See Also: UVic Communications + Marketing Expert Q and A with Dan Reist, CARBC Assistant Director, and Garth Mullins, handbook co-author and harm reduction activist

See Also: Canadian Press article about the handbook - Vancouver Sun