substance use

BC ECHO
August 18, 2020
Thousands of doctors and other health care providers across BC are an important point of contact for patients who need medical help to manage their alcohol use, which studies show has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure providers have the tools they need, the BC Centre for Substance...
Woman holding medication
August 13, 2020

August is Drug Free Kids (DFK) Canada’s ‘Drug Drop Off Month’, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are being asked to ensure that medications are stored securely in the home, and expired medications are safely returned to pharmacies. As we continue to live with COVID-19 in our...

Jian Weng
August 13, 2020

Jian Weng, a UBC medical student and Doctors of BC bursary recipient who graduated in 2020, is one of many students who are exploring and enhancing their future medical careers during the pandemic. 

“I’m very grateful for the opportunities that I have had – which is in large part because...

February 13, 2019

We are hearing a great deal about the growing challenge of opioid use and addiction in BC. It’s also a growing problem for new moms and their babies, as physicians in Fraser Northwest discovered.

While doing its research to create Primary Care Networks, the Fraser Northwest Division of...

June 6, 2018

With growing concerns about increasing levels of opioid addiction, two new set of guidelines have been released to better support front line health care providers, along with a number of new physician fees. Both guidelines are supplementary to the Guideline for the Clinical Management of...