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HRI welcomes Post-Doctoral Fellow improving individualized care for addiction-related illness

We are proud to welcome Marie Gendy, MD, MSc and PhD, to HRI as a Post-Doctoral Fellow. Dr. Gendy joins us through the Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Fellowship program. Her work explores diverse characteristics among people with addiction-related illness to help identify targeted treatment approaches that better match individual needs.

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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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