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We explored whether patients with benzodiazepine exposure at treatment entry would have similar 12-month retention compared to those without benzodiazepine exposure.

Original research | 2022
Substitution/OAT, Clinical guidance

The therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids remain unclear, especially when weighted against their adverse effects.

Lit review | 2022
Withdrawal, Clinical guidance

This study sought to characterize the gap in OAT treatment using a cascade of care framework, and determine factors associated with engagement and retention in treatment.

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Substitution/OAT, Sex/Gender , Mental health, Rural/remote, Outcomes

This review of clinical research reports the evidence regarding biomedical and behavioral treatments for psychostimulant withdrawal symptoms.

Lit review | 2022
Withdrawal, Stimulants, Clinical guidance

This study sought to characterize the prevalence and correlates of having difficulty accessing SCS during the COVID-19 pandemic among people who use drugs in Vancouver, Canada.

Original research | 2022
SCS/OPS, About PWUD, Equity, Barriers and enablers
Commentary | 2022
About prescribers

To explore the similarities and differences of organization-based and informal spotting (remote supervision of substance use) from the perspectives of spotters and spottees across Canada.

Original research | 2023
Harm reduction, Digital health, About PWUD

We investigated whether depiction of the characteristics of decedents represented in news articles about drug related deaths (DRD) was associated with differences in stigmatising attitudes and supp

Original research | 2023
Harm reduction, Stigma, Mortality

Drawing on qualitative interviews and ethnographic fieldwork with actors engaged in an Australian illicit drug policy reform campaign, this paper examines how particular modes of personal connectio

Original research | 2022
Policy/Regulatory, Advocacy, Equity

This study examines public attitudes towards the punishment of medical cannabis (MC) diversion in Israel.

Original research | 2022

This observational prospective study aimed to determine whether duration to the earning of privileges of “take-home” methadone doses (as a part of behavioral enforcement) reflects long-term outcome

Original research | 2011
Carries/take-home doses, About PWUD, Substitution/OAT, Outcomes

To paint a portrait of safer supply practices in Quebec


Handout | 2022
Safer supply, About prescribers, About pharmacists, Carries/take-home doses, Barriers and enablers

Little is known about how place impacts fatal overdose for people experiencing homelessness (PEH) who use drugs beyond the public versus private domains.

Original research | 2022
Housing, Overdose, Mortality, About PWUD

We aimed to characterize injecting practices among real-world populations of persons who regularly inject buprenorphine, as well as associated adverse events reported in order to inform a possible

Lit review | 2022
Substitution/OAT, Injecting drugs

To evaluate provider perspectives on the development and implementation of an inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service, including their awareness of the service, its perceived role in the conti

Original research | 2022
About prescribers, Hospitals, Small/medium cities

This paper aims to inform policy and practice by analysing changes in the tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use of people experiencing homelessness.

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Housing, Social services

We assessed prevalence, predictors, and associated behaviors of neck injection through a survey fielded in San Francisco, California, US.

Original research | 2022
About PWUD, Harm reduction, Injecting drugs

In this study, we evaluate whether COVID-19 and subsequent opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment policies impacted receipt of therapy/counseling and medication for OUD (MOUD) for veterans.

Original research | 2022
Substitution/OAT, Policy/Regulatory

This study aims to understand the role of peers in overdose response settings and their experiences interacting with emergency service providers (ESPs) within the context of the Good Samaritan D

Original research | 2022
Peer/PWLLE program involvement, Overdose, Barriers and enablers, About PWUD

Our primary objective was to evaluate how the Indigenous Healing and Seeking Safety (IHSS) model impacted residential addiction treatment program completion rates.

Original research | 2022
Indigenous, Harm reduction, Mental health

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