International study explores how AA contributes to recovery

Treatment of alcohol use disorder is multi-faceted and often includes participation in mutual-support groups, the oldest and largest of which is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Although frequent AA meeting attendance is associated with greater abstinence from alcohol, there is little understanding of the specific mechanisms by which AA benefits people. In other words, we know that AA works, […]

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HRI Senior Scientist contributes to national discussions on the legalization of cannabis

As Canada enters its second month following the nationwide legalization of cannabis, Dr. James MacKillop, HRI Senior Scientist and Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, is encouraging Canadians to think critically about cannabis use.

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Upcoming symposium on addiction and PTSD

Addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often occur together, causing debilitating consequences for those affected. There is little consensus among clinicians about how best to treat individuals suffering from both disorders, but new research is providing hope for patients and healthcare providers alike. This will be the focus of an upcoming symposium.

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