BC Centre on Substance Use [BCCSU]

BCCSU is committed to conducting and translating research into improved addiction care by developing training curricula, program standards and practice guidelines for delivery throughout British Columbia.

The centre's vision is to establish collaborative networks across regional health authorities, researchers, educators and care providers across the province to ensure that research and innovation efficiently reach the people they are intended to serve. Within Vancouver Coastal Health, BCCSU brings together interdisciplinary faculty with an aim of leveraging research, education and other scholarly activities to help solve the pressing health and social challenges that substance use presents.


BCCSU seeks to achieve these goals through integrated activities of its three core functions:

  • Research: leading an innovative multidisciplinary program of research, monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement activities to guide health system improvements in the area of substance use.
  • Education and training: strengthening addiction medicine education activities across disciplines, academic institutions and health authorities, and training the next generation of interdisciplinary leaders in addiction medicine.
  • Clinical care guidance: developing and helping implement evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, treatment pathways and other practice support documents.


BC Centre on Substance Use
400-1045 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9
Phone: 778.945.7616

For more information visit: www.bccsu.ca