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The Canadian Managed Alcohol Program Study

What is a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP)? Where are they being implemented? Are they effective? CISUR is leading CMAPS, a Canada-wide study on Managed Alcohol Programs.

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Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Project

CISUR's Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Project brings together people who use or have used substances, academic researchers, physicians, and health planners to develop a model of safe primary care for this population.

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research is committed to both conducting high-quality research and contributing to constructive communication and cooperation between producers, intermediaries and users of various types of knowledge. This knowledge is vital to the implementation of evidence-based policy and practice related to substance use, addiction and related harms in our province and beyond. Ultimately, we aim to promote health for everyone in our society. This involves attention to

    • the epidemiology of substance use,
    • population level and the setting of specific health promotion strategies, and
    • treatment systems and innovative intervention programs.

Active projects

The following is a current A-Z list of active projects. You can also view information on some of the archived projects CISUR has been involved in previously.

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TitleResearchers
Youth Experiences Project: Police discretion with youth who use illicit substancesDr. Scott Macdonald
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Eric Roth
Dr. Scot Wortley
Dr. Mikael Jansson
Dr. Steven Baron
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Zina Lee
Dan Reist
Dr. Cecilia Benoit
Dr. Nathan Lachowsky
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Dr. Marion Selfridge
Dr. Kiffer Card
Dr. Alissa Greer
Visions: BC's mental health and substance use journalDan Reist
Dr. Trudy Norman
Spectroscopy for the masses: Training the community to operate drug-checking technologies as a response to the overdose crisisDr. Bruce Wallace
Hore, D.
Aasen. J.
Cartwright, J.
Davison, C.
Jensen, K.
Phillips, P.
Price, M.
Stanwick, R.
Socio-cultural and environmental health risks and resilience among street-based women and transgender sex workersOrchard, T.
Dr. Cecilia Benoit
Burch, M.
Mohoney, R.
Oliver, V.
Sex workers as educators: networking HIV prevention strategies Dr. Cecilia Benoit
Reading, C.
Dr. Mikael Jansson
Atchison, C.
Shumka, Leah
Dr. Rachel Phillips
Potvin, N.
Clouthier, D.
Salvati, S.
Belle-Isle, Lynne
Alcohol and other drug screening and educationDan Reist
Dyck, Tim
Perspectives of People who use Drugs on Safer Supply: A concept mapping study Dr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Hobbs, Heather
Ginger Sullivan
Cameron, Fred
Stuart, Heather
McCall, Jane
Ranger, Corey
The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act: A structural intervention impacting health equity for sex workersDr. Cecilia Benoit
Dr. Mikael Jansson
Atchison, C.
Dan Reist
Abel, G.
Aveline, D.
Casey, L.
Field, E.
Magnus, S.
Orchard, T.
Dr. Rachel Phillips
Reimer, W.
Shaver, F.
Promoting DialogueDan Reist
Provincial peer network evaluationDr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
P2P: Peer 2 Peer SupportBuxton, Jane
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Northern Territories Alcohol Labels StudyDr. Erin Hobin
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Hammond, D.
Greenfield, T.
Paradis, C.
Vallance, Kate
Weerasinghe, A.
Rosella, L.
Shokar, S.
Schoueri-Mychasiw, N.
McGavock, J.
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
The Canadian Managed Alcohol Program Study (CMAPS)Dr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Wettlaufer, Ashley
Chow, Clifton
Vallance, Kate
Meaghan Brown
Brittany Graham
There are over 50 additional co-investigators, knowledge users, collaborators, students and community partners working with us on the study.
Decolonizing and Reorienting Health Systems Towards Health Equity: The xaȼqanaǂ ʔitkiniǂ (Many Ways of Working on the Same Thing) Research projectDr. Sana Shahram
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Horsethief, C.
Pierre, S.
Kent, A.
Sumac, S.
Keyes, S.
Sam, S.
Murray, K.
Driscoll, J.
Elders Advisory Council
Ktunaxa Nation Council
Interior Health
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
Managed alcohol and cannabis substitution: A feasibility studyDr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Sutherland, Christy
Dr. Gerald Thomas
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Dr. Russel Callaghan
Crabtree, Alexis
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Jordan, Michelle
Keating, Katie
MacDonald, Patty
Page, Scott
Kuhelke, Ron
MacQuatt, Ray
Muckle, Wendy
Manuel, Nelson
McGuinness, Julie
Phillips, Jack
Wishart, Michelle
Youth-Led Development of Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines for Individuals Aged 13 To 18: A Pathway to Better Mental Health and WellnessDr. Cecilia Benoit
Dr. Kiffer Card
Dr. Mikael Jansson
Korol, K.
Koenig, B.
Lee, J.
Thompson, B.
Integrating a low-barrier drug checking platform into public health responses to overdoseHore, D.
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Storey, M.A.
Barnes, R.
Cameron, F.
Jensen, K.
Jones, R.
Thompson, T.
Stanwick, R.
Davison, C.
Investing in Police and Non-Profit Organizational Partnerships to Enhance Responses to Sexual Assault of Sex WorkersDr. Rachel Phillips
Dr. Cecilia Benoit
The International Model of Alcohol Harms and Policies (InterMAHP)Dr. Adam Sherk
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Jürgen Rehm
Sam Churchill
Dorocicz, J.
Dr. Kevin Shield
Integration of HIV and Hepatitis C Care in Overdose Prevention Sites: What are the Gaps?Dr. Marilou Gagnon
Guta, Adrian
Dr. Gillian Kolla
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Implementing innovations in drug checking: A harm reduction pilot in response to illicit drug overdoseHore, D.
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Exploring the Ethical Tensions and Professional Implications of Incentivized Health Care: A Case StudyDr. Marilou Gagnon
Guta, Adrian
Bungay, Victoria A.
Murray, Stuart J.
Upshur, Ross E.
Here to Help (information products)Dan Reist
Dr. Trudy Norman
Helping schoolsDan Reist
Healthy mothers, healthy families: Evaluating integrated treatment for pregnant and parenting women with addictionsDr. Karen Urbanoski
Milligan, K.
Henderson, J.
Niccols, A.
Gomes, T.
de Oliveira, C.
Cain-Moroz, D.
Hume, L.
Acco Weston, N.
Healthy Minds | Healthy CampusesDan Reist
Dyck, Tim
Gender, violence and health: Contexts of vulnerabilities, resiliencies and care among people in the sex industryDr. Cecilia Benoit
Abel, G.
Atchison, C.
Davies, S.
Goodyear, M.
Hallgrimsdottir, H.
Dr. Mikael Jansson
McCarthy, B.
Pacey, K.
Dr. Rachel Phillips
Dan Reist
Shabna, A.
Shannon, K.,
Shaver, F.
Spittal, P,
Gambling online resourceDan Reist
Dr. Trudy Norman
Dyck, Tim
Evaluation of an inpatient Addictions Medicine Consult Service in Island Health Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Hering, R.
Jankowski, T.
Inglis, Dakota
An evaluation of the public health and safety impacts of the 2014 BC Liquor Law reformsDr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Adam Sherk
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Sam Churchill
Estimation of impacts on premature death, injury and hospitalisation of alternative approaches to federal alcohol taxesDr. Tim Stockwell
Sam Churchill
Sorge, Justin
Dr. Adam Sherk
Estimating the impact of alcohol use on health harms and the effects of having different price policies in QuebecDr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Adam Sherk
Drug checking: Enhancing scalability to effect systems changeDr. Bruce Wallace
Hore, D.
Cartwright, J.
Davison, C.
Jensen, K.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Stanwick, R.
Tupper, K.
Wilson, M.
The economic costs of substance use in Canada (CSUCH)Dr. Tim Stockwell
Matthew Young
Dr. Scott Macdonald
Dr. Adam Sherk
Wallingford, S.
Sorge, J.
Kent, P.
Dorocicz, J.
Fairbank, J.
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Biggar, E.
Hall, B.
A review of the evidence regarding alcohol and COVID-19 Andreasson, S.
Chikritzhs, T.
Danghardt, F.
Holder, H.
Dr. Tim Naimi
Dr. Adam Sherk
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Compulsory addiction treatment: toward evidence-based policy and practiceDr. Karen Urbanoski
Hering, R.
Dr. Scott Macdonald
Wild, T.C.
BC Co/LabDr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dan Reist
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Dr. Sana Shahram
Dr. Nathan Lachowsky
Dr. Adam Sherk
Buxton, Jane
Connie Carter
Thea van Roode
The project team includes partners from BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors (BCYADWS), SOLID Outreach Society, Rural Empowered Drug Users Network (REDUN), Island Crisis Care Society, AVI Health and Community Services, AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society, Interior Health Authority, Island Health, BC Centre for Disease Control, BC Ministry of Health, BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, Overdose Emergency Response Centre, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Community Epidemiology Network on Drug Use, and Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.
The role of child protection in substance use services for womenDr. Karen Urbanoski
Milligan, K.
Coombs, M.
Cummings, K.
Ussher, C.
Goodman, D.
Seeley T.
Cannabis Use and Symptom Management Among People Living with HIV: A Cross-Sectional SurveyDr. Marilou Gagnon
Guta, Adrian
Nickerson, Jason W.
Strike, Carol J.
Dr. Zach Walsh
McNeil, Ryan
Chow, Nancy
Elliot, Richard
Stratton, Trevor
Impact of Marijuana Policies on Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related MortalityDr. Tim Naimi
Assessing the impacts of cannabis legalization on traffic-related injuries among youth and adults in Alberta and OntarioDr. Russel Callaghan
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Scott Macdonald
Asbridge, M.
Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug SurveyManske, S.
Dr. Marjorie MacDonald
Thompson, J.
Underahl, K.
Thompson-Haile, A.
Zehr, W.
MacKenzie, A.
McGrath, E.
Card, A.
Asbridge, M.
Mancuso, M.
Murnaghan, D.
Montreuil, A.
Bourhis, R.
Muhajarine, N.
Wild, C.
Schonlau, M.
Brown, S.
Elton-Marshall, T.
MacDonald, J.
Turner, D.
Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation Mark Asbridge
Dr. Russel Callaghan
Dr. Marilou Gagnon
Norman Giesbrecht
Robert Mann
Dr. Tim Naimi
Jacob Shelley
Dr. Adam Sherk
Kevin Shield
Robert Solomon
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Kara Thompson
Fariha Alam
Farrell-Low, Amanda
Vallance, Kate
Nicole Vishnevsky
Wettlaufer, Ashley
Beyond the ‘missing women inquiry’: Empowering sex workers as social justice advocatesDr. Cecilia Benoit
BC Partners EvaluationDan Reist
Dr. Trudy Norman
BC Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) monitoring projectDr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Adam Sherk
Sam Churchill
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Dorocicz, J.
Resources to support municipal leaders in decision-making related to the unsupervised public consumption of alcohol on municipal propertiesDr. Tim Naimi
Vallance, Kate
Farrell-Low, Amanda
Johnston, Kate
Review of methodologies used to estimate alcohol health harms, analysis of low alcohol doses on health protection and comparison of drinking and alcohol-caused harms in Australia and CanadaDr. Adam Sherk
Systematic error and confounding: Meta-analyses of alcohol and diseaseChikritzhs, T.
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Tim Naimi
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Effects of COVID-19 on alcohol and cannabis sales and alcohol- and cannabis-related hospitalizations and deaths in BCDr. Tim Naimi
Vallance, Kate
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Sam Churchill
Dr. Russel Callaghan
Farrell-Low, Amanda
The promotion of alcohol consumption in bars through social media: an assessment of compliance of digital promotions with traditional alcohol advertising regulations in CanadaGoatley, S.
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Paradis, C.
Estimates of Alcohol-Attributable Deaths and Years of Potential Life Lost in the United States and Analytic MethodsDr. Tim Naimi
Dr. Adam Sherk
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