substance use

Issues of Substance Conference 2023


The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction is happy to announce that our Issues of Substance conference will return in 2023 as an in-person event during CCSA’s 35th anniversary. 

ISAM Webinar Series on COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders: : A Global Perspective on Challenges and Solutions

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As you all know, the current COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected various populations globally. The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) believes that the impact of this pandemic on people struggling with Substance Use Disorders could not be overlooked.

Expanding Access to and Use of Behavioural Health Services for People At Risk for or Experiencing Homelessness

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This guide highlights strategies for behavioural health and housing providers to conduct outreach and engage with individuals experiencing homelessness, initiate use of behavioural health treatment as they wait to receive stable housing and retain them in their recovery efforts once housed.

Substance use and homelessness

Neale, J., Parkin, S., Hermann, L., Metrebian, N., Roberts, E., Robson, D., & Strang, J. (2022). Substance use and homelessness: A longitudinal interview study conducted during COVID-19 with implications for policy and practice. International Journal of Drug Policy, 108, 103818.

This research explored changes in the tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use of people experiencing homelessness in the UK. Particularly, the researchers examined the following questions: