HRI awarded $100K from CCSA, Health Canada to explore impacts of cannabis legalization

HRI is the proud recipient of $100,000 in funding from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Health Canada to study the effects of cannabis legalization on at-risk populations, including people requiring treatment for mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).

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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, but we aren’t sure how.

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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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