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New Report: How COVID-19 Is Changing Addiction Medicine

June 1, 2021

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse have released a comprehensive report on the impact the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on addiction treatment in Canada.

Canada’s Top Addiction Medicine Conference to be Held Online in 2021

May 18, 2021

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine will once again host its keystone event online in 2021, building on the success of its record-breaking 2021 conference.

Criminalizing Drug Use is Harming Canadians

February 25, 2021

The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine is calling on the Canadian government to stop treating drug users like criminals and start providing the health care they need to recover from a life-threatening illness. In a policy paper released in fall 2020, the society said the criminalization of drug use has been “an abject failure,” channelling sick people into an overburdened criminal justice system that fails to provide access to life-saving opioid agonist therapy and does little to help them recover.

Opposition to Health's Canada Proposal to Reverse Regulatory Changes

February 10, 2021

In a letter written to Health Canada, by the CSAM-SMCA Executive, they clearly state their opposition in Health’s Canada proposal to reverse regulatory changes made in 2013 that prohibit access to restricted drugs through the Special Access Program with respect to cocaine and related products. 

Virtual Care for Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19

June 26, 2020

Getting care early can support wellbeing and help prevent more serious mental health and substance use problems. In-person treatment may not be available to you, but virtual care is available to everyone in Canada right now. Check out the details on this infographic

2020 Poster Deadline Extended

June 16, 2020

ISAM-CSAM 2020 Conference Co-Chairs Jennifer Brasch and Nady el-Gubaly announced today that the submission deadline for electronic posters has been extended until August 1, 2020.

ISAM-CSAM 2020 Will Be A Fully Virtual Experience

May 22, 2020
The Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine announced today that the annual conference it hosts with the International Society of Addiction Medicine will be held entirely online.

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