The following page contains links to provincial, national and international resources and research on substance use and harm reduction.

Provincial Resources

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) provides a wide range of clinical care services for patients as well as a Mental Illness and Addiction Index which provides information about the signs, symptoms, definitions and other importance facts about mental illness conditions, disorders, substances, medications and therapies.

The Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program (OHRDP) is a non-profit which provides harm reduction supplies and educational materials across Ontario. The OHRDP website contains resources and information regarding harm reduction, harm reduction supplies, opioid overdose prevention and sector news.

Public Health Ontario provides information on health-related concerns in Ontario. Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario is provided via the Interactive Opioid Tool. Data regarding emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths by Public Health Unit or Local Health Integration Network are searchable with the tool.

National Resources

BC Centre for Excellence in Women's Health specializes in bringing evidence to practice and policy in health and social services. The Centre has generated reports on women and alcohol, substance use, trauma and women, and measuring the effect of sex, gender and gender transformative approaches to substance use.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. CMHA has several public policy documents and research reports related to the opioid crisis and mental health. They also provide information on finding mental health support in your region.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides essential information on Canada's health systems and the health of Canadians. CIHI has released reports related to opioid prescribing practices and opioid poisonings.

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction was created by Parliament to provide national leadership to address substance use in Canada. The Centre provides guidance for decision makers by harnessing the power of research. Information on cannabis, opioids, alcohol, gambling and the latest trends are available via the website.

International Resources

Matua Raki – National Addiction Workforce Development out of New Zealand provides evidence-based workforce development solutions and support for addiction organizations and practitioners to improve and develop welcoming, hopeful and effective services.

The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a federal scientific research institute under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIDA is the largest supporter of the world's research on drug use and addiction. NIDA-funded scientific research addresses the most fundamental questions about drug use, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain and body, developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches, and disseminating findings to the general public, researchers, policymakers, and others.

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre out of the University of New South Wales conducts and disseminates high quality research and related activities that increases the effectiveness of treatment and other intervention responses to alcohol and other drug related harm. The Centre produces bulletins, trend reports, fact sheets and technical reports.

The University of Auckland, Centre for Addiction Research is committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders by providing sound evidence to inform policy and practice in the understanding, prevention and treatment of addictive consumptions. Research is categorized by topic and includes alcohol and other drugs, tobacco, gambling and others.

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