Canadian Research Initiative in substance Misuse
What is CRISM?
The Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) is a national research consortium composed of 4 nodes distributed across Canada (Quebec-Maritimes, Ontario, Prairie, and British Columbia).
The CRISM provides a unique platform creating opportunities, favoring bilateral exchanges and collaborations between experts in the field of substance abuse and addiction care throughout Canada.
This national strategic initiative enables the generation of key interventional research-based evidences required to support the improvement of addiction care programs in Canada.
The Quebec-Maritimes Node
The CRISM’s Quebec-Maritimes Node (QMN) combines the expertise of researchers, clinicians, and knowledge users from Quebec and the Maritime provinces. We aim at identifying the specific needs and priorities of these provinces, and generating evidence-based knowledge according to real needs through research and collaborative projects.
We also contribute to the development of interventional research-based practices and policies with a Canada-wide perspective in mind, to ultimately improve quality of care and quality of life for all Canadians living with substance misuse.
The QMN members are working on multiple projects aimed at accelerating the transfer of scientific knowledge into better addiction treatment approaches, including both pharmaceutical and psychological interventions.
Training: Addictions Summer School – Sherbrooke University
The Sherbrooke University (Longueuil Campus) addiction research studies programs and the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances are co-organizing an Addiction Research Summer School. This will be a unique opportunity to bring together the various actors involved in the addiction research field, graduate students, and researchers to reflect on the methodological challenges and their solutions. The […]
Call for proposals We are pleased to announce the third edition of the Research Development Program. Researchers, knowledge users, and other members of the CRISM Québec-Atlantic node are invited to submit a project proposal that prioritizes interventions with populations experiencing problematic use of opioids and other substances. Categories of Admissible Research Activities Applicants are invited […]
Dear members and colleagues, The organizing committee and Dr. Julie Bruneau would like to thank you for your participation in our symposium ” Regroupements de recherche en dépendances au Québec: convergences et synergies ” which was held on September 27, the first event in collaboration with the Institut Universitaire sur les Dépendances (IUD). We would […]
Published in the June 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, the Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) is an evidence-based public health intervention tool by CRISM for informed reduction of behavioural risk factors associated with cannabis use. Although an initial version of the LRCUG was developed and published in 2011, the impending legalization […]