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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 addictions journalDan Reist
Reimer, B.
Reducing Stigma in Primary CareDr. Karen Urbanoski
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Elizabeth Hartney, Royal Roads
Fred Cameron (SOLID Outreach)
Grant Schlotter (SOLID Outreach Society)
Conor Rosen (Umbrella Society)
Paige Phillips (Community Researcher, SOLID Outreach Society)
Troy Haddad (Community Researcher, Umbrella Society)
Bryn Meadows (Royal Roads University)
Jennifer Cartwright (BC Support Unit Vancouver Island Centre)
Taylor Hainstock (BC Support Unit Vancouver Island Centre)
Devin Lynn (Manager, MHSU, Island Health)
Cindy Trytten (Director, Research and Capacity Building, Island Health)
Bill Bullock (Victoria Division of Family Practice)
Catriona Park (Collaborator, Victoria Division of Family Practice)
Cater, J.
Hancock, C.
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.
“Smoking is better than taking pills”: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study of Cannabis Use and Symptom Management Among People Living with HIVDr. Marilou Gagnon
Guta, Adrian
Belle-Isle, Lynne
Nickerson, Jason W.
Strike, Carol J.
Dr. Zach Walsh
Ware, Mark A.
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
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.
Preventing and reducing harms of substance use in homeless shelter programs Dr. Bruce Wallace
McTavish, D.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
P2P: Peer 2 Peer SupportBuxton, Jane
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Opioid DialoguesDan Reist
Pankratz, Nicole
Dyck, Tim
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.
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
Let's talk about VapingDan Reist
Asgari, Mahboubeh
Jenei, K.
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 PoliciesDr. 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
Here to Help (information products)Dan Reist
Reimer, B.
Remocker, Catriona
Helping schoolsDan Reist
Andrew, C.
Reimer, Bette
Asgari, Mahboubeh
Pankratz, Nicole
Nicolussi, Gaelle
Helping communitiesDan Reist
Reimer, B.
Dyck, Tim
Andrew, C.
Pankratz, Nicole
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 CampusesMorris, J.
Dan Reist
Remocker, Catriona
Dyck, Tim
Joosse, S.
Streatch, S.
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
Asgari, Mahboubeh
Reimer, Bette
Nicolussi, Gaelle
Exploring the Ethical Tensions and Professional Implications of Incentivized Health Care: The Case of HIVDr. Marilou Gagnon
Guta, Adrian
Bungay, Victoria A.
Murray, Stuart J.
Upshur, Ross E.
Feasibility check: Expansion of drug checking to reach people who use alone and reduce overdose in private residencesDr. Bruce Wallace
Charlie, P.
Hore, D.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
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
Equity Oriented Primary Healthcare Interventions for Marginalized Populations: Addressing Structural Inequities and Structural Violence (EQUIP)Browne, A.
Varcoe, C.
Ford-Gilboe, M.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Campbell, P.
Godwin, O.
Jackson, B.
Krause, M.
Littlejohn, D.
Pahal, P.
Varley, L.
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Ward, C.
Whynot, E.
Herbert, C.
Lavoie, J.
Dr. Marjorie MacDonald
Syme, V.
Tu, D.
Wathen, N.
Wong, S.
Drug checking: Engaged research on implementations in response to overdoseDr. Bruce Wallace
Hore, D.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Equity lens in public health (ELPH) reducing health inequities: The contribution of core public health services in BCDr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Marjorie MacDonald
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Hancock, T.
Ostry, A.
George, A.
Wharf Higgins, J.
Marcellus, L.
Hayes, M.
Carroll, S.
Corneil, T.
Clearing the air: a systematic review of the evidence on the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devices Dr. Marjorie MacDonald
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Rene O'Leary
Dan Reist
Disseminating drug checking results in response to the overdose crisisDr. Bruce Wallace
Hore, D.
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Storey, M.A.
Stanwick, R.
Aasen, J.
Davison, C.
Jensen K.
Phillips, P.
BC SUPPORT Unit - Vancouver Island Centre
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
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
Dr. Kiffer Card
Strosher, Heather Wilson
Lacey Mesley
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.
Changing the culture of substance use on campusDan Reist
Dyck, Tim
Remocker, Catriona
Joosse, S.
Streatch, S.
Morris, J.
Assessing the impacts of the minimum legal cannabis age laws on traffic-related injuries among young people in CanadaDr. Russel Callaghan
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Scott Macdonald
Asbridge, M.
Let's Talk CannabisDan Reist
Dyck, Tim
Asgari, Mahboubeh
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 (CAPE)Dr. Tim Stockwell
Norman Geisbrecht
Wettlaufer, Ashley
Vallance, Kate
Chow, Clifton
Nicole April
Mark Asbridge
Dr. Russel Callaghan
Samantha Cukier
Geoff Hynes
Robert Mann
Dr. Kara Thompson
Robert Solomon
Robert Strang
Dr. Gerald Thomas
Andrew Murie
Beyond the ‘missing women inquiry’: Empowering sex workers as social justice advocatesDr. Cecilia Benoit
BC Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) monitoring projectDr. Adam Sherk
Dr. Karen Urbanoski
Dr. Bernie Pauly
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Bruce Wallace
Vallance, Kate
Chow, Clifton
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
Dorocicz, J.
Systematic error and confounding: Meta-analyses of alcohol and diseaseChikritzhs, T.
Dr. Tim Stockwell
Dr. Tim Naimi
Dr. Jinhui Zhao
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.
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