CCSA’s Issues of Substance Conference

Poster Presentations

Posters covering 13 different subthemes will be presented during CCSA’s Issues of Substance conference.

The lineup of poster presentations is presented below. Click on the respective subtheme for a listing of posters in that category. Please note that all poster presentations are in English unless otherwise stated. The numbering assigned to the posters is for reference only and is not meant to indicate the location on-site.

Authors whose names are in bold are presenting authors.

Download the Posters at a Glance.

Updated August 24, 2021. The Posters at a Glance is subject to change without notice.

Legend

 

Posters presented in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

 

 


Posters will be viewable to registered conference attendees about one week before the start of the conference when the online portal opens. They will remain available for viewing until 30 days after the conference.

Specific poster viewing times during the conference are listed below. Poster presenters will be available to answer questions during one of the scheduled viewing times for posters. Additional details to come.

  • Tuesday, November 23
    12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.(ET)
  • Tuesday, November 23
    2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.(ET)
  • Wednesday, November 24
    12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.(ET)
  • Wednesday, November 24
    1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.(ET)
  • Thursday, November 25
    12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.(ET)
  • Thursday, November 25
    1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.(ET)

Poster Competition

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction is offering two $500 cash prizes for the best posters, one in the research category and one in the program, intervention or project category. There will also be a $500 cash prize for the best student posters in each of these categories.  

New for this year, CIHR is sponsoring the best poster by someone with lived and living experience of substance use. This award comes with a cash prize worth $500. In addition, CCSA is sponsoring the Harold Kalant Memorial Poster Prize worth $500 for the best poster with a focus on cannabis.

We will announce the winners of the poster competition before the closing plenary on Thursday, November 25.

 


Presentations

ADDRESSING STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION

1

Substance Use Disorder: A Match Between Neuroscience and Lived Experience (in English) 

Karen James, Community member with lived experience


2

Coming out of the Fog: Counsellors with Lived Experience of Recovery Reflecting on Their Professional Identity Development (in English)

Gabriela Novotna, University of Regina
Aisha Siddique, University of Regina


3

Understanding the Factors that Contribute to Women’s Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Using Canada’s Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System (in English)

Lindsay Wolfson, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Vivian Lyall, University of Queensland
Nancy Poole, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Deborah Askew, University of Queensland


4

Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Service Access: A Collaborative Initiative (in English);

Nicole Peters-Vuozzo, Health PEI
Amanda Hudson, Health PEI
Ellen Taylor, Community member with lived experience
Cory Arsenault, Community member with lived experience
Susan Silva, Health PEI


5

The Struggle is Real and so is Success (in English)

Robbie Seale, FASD Family Life


6

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act: Real-World Experiences of People Who Use Drugs (in English)

Sandra Ka Hon Chu, HIV Legal Network
Janet Butler-McPhee, HIV Legal Network
Emily van der Meulen, Ryerson University

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION AND INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO HEALING

7

Cannabis in First Nations Communities Train The Trainer (in English)

Mary Deleary, Thunderbird Partnership Foundation


8

Knowledge Gathering of Indigenous Approaches to Harm Reduction: A Scoping Review and Qualitative Interviews with Harm Reduction Community Champions (in English)

Mathew Dueck, First Nations Health Authority
Alexa Norton, First Nations Health Authority
Brittany Barker, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Namaste Marsden, First Nations Health Authority
Amanda Ward, First Nations Health Authority


9

Inclusion of Residential School Trauma During Mental Health Assessments to Study the Impacts on Current Generation Among First Nation Communities (in English)

Dheeksha Reddy,Ottawa Health Services Network, Inc.

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE
These posters are presented in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada

10

Evidence-Based Research to Evaluate Mental Health and the Effectiveness of Residential Treatment Programs for Individuals with Alcohol and Drug Addiction (in English)

Seth Fletcher, Canadian Centre For Addictions
Jonathan Siegel, Self-employed


 

11

Patterns of Substance Use and Mental Health Symptomatology Among Elementary and Secondary Students and Schools Across Ontario, Canada (in English);

Jillian Halladay, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
James MacKillop, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
Catharine Munn, McMaster University
Michael Amlung, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, University of Kansas
Kathy Georgiades, McMaster University, Offord Centre for Child Studies


12

The Moderating Effect of Cannabis Misuse on the Relation Between Emotion Dysregulation and Borderline Personality Disorder (in English)

Stephanie Penta, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Mina Pichtikova, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Talia Tissera, McMaster University
James Mirabelli, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Catherine McCarron, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Holly Raymond, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Michael Amlung, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, University of Kansas
James MacKillop, McMaster University,
Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
Katherine Holshausen, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton


13

Cannabis Use Among Canadian University Students: Differences Across Gender and Mental Health Status (in English)

Rebecca Prowse, Carleton University
Alfonso Abizaid, Carleton University
Robert Gabrys, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Robyn McQuaid, Carleton University
Zachary Patterson, Carleton University
Kim Hellemans, Carleton University


14

Exploring the Relationship Between Outpatient Service Use and Emergency Department Visits for Mental and Substance Use Disorders in British Columbia: An Analysis of Population-linked Administrative Data (in English)

Jackson Loyal, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions; B.C. Centre for Disease Control Ridhwana Kaoser, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions; B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Mehdi Shirmaleki, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions
M. Ruth Lavergne, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions


15

Alcohol-involved Sexual Assault: Risk and Protective Factors From Adverse Emotional Consequences (in English)
Raquel Nogueira-Arjona, Dalhousie University
Noelle Strickland, Dalhousie University
Karen Tang, Dalhousie University
Sean MacKinnon, Dalhousie University
Christine Wekerle, Dalhousie University
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University

16

Examining the Clinical Correlates and Role of Sex on Co-occurring Depression Among People Seeking Treatment for Gambling Disorder (in English)

Hyoun Soo Kim, Ryerson University Samantha Johnstone, Ryerson University
Puneet Parmar, York University
Jenna Vieira, Ryerson University
Daniel McGrath, University of Calgary
David Hodgins, University of Calgary
Hermano Tavares, University of Sao Paulo


17

Variations in Sensation Seeking, Impulsivity and Financially Focused Self-concept Predict an Array of Co-occurring Addictive Behaviour Profiles (in English)

Nassim Tabri, Carleton University
Hyoun Soo Kim, Ryerson University
Luke Clark, University of British Columbia
Michael Wohl, Carleton University


 

18

Improving Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes for Individuals with FASD: A Review of the Intervention Literature (in English)

Katherine Flannigan, Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network
Kelly Harding, Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network


19

Mediation of Cannabis Use Motives in the Relationship Between Anxiety Sensitivity and Adverse Cannabis Outcomes in Emerging Adults

Pablo Romero-Sanchiz, Dalhousie University McKenzie Cline, Dalhousie University Raquel Nogueira-Arjona, Dalhousie University Kara Thompson, Saint Francis Xavier University Patricia Conrod, Université de Montréal, Fondation Julien/Marcelle et Jean Coutu, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child Hospital Centre Marvin Krank, University of British Columbia Matthew Keough, York University Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University


20

Increasing Engagement and Reducing Harm: Effective Cannabis and Mental Health Education for Youth (in English) ID 246

Kiah Ellis-Durity,Cannabis and Psychosis
Hargun Kaur, Exploring the Link, Schizophrenia Society of Canada


21

Exploring the Bidirectional Association Between Cannabis Use and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Canadian Adolescents (in English)

Isabella Romano, University of Waterloo


22

Preventing Alcohol-related Suicide: Implications of the International Evidence for Canadian Policies, Programs and Research (in English)

Norman Giesbrecht, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Elizabeth K. Farkouh, Cornell University
Hariesh Pavalaghanthan, University College Cork


23

Facets of Impulsivity Partially Mediate the Relation Between Cannabis Misuse and Depression in Individuals with Concurrent Disorders (in English)

Mina Pichtikova, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Talia Tissera, McMaster University
Stephanie Penta, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
James Mirabelli, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Holly Raymond, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Catherine McCarron, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Michael Amlung, Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, University of Kansas
James MacKillop, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
Katherine Holshausen, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton


24

A PAWSitive Support Project for Veterans with PTSD and Who Problematically Use Substances (in English)

Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan

AT-RISK OR PRIORITY POPULATIONS

25

Youth & Cannabis Use: Landscape in Canada (in English)

Steve Keller, Youth Cannabis Awareness Program
Andres Ariza, Youth Cannabis Awareness Program


26

Psychoactive Substance Use in Functionally Dependent Seniors: Intervention Practices in Residential Resources (in French)

Vincent Wagner, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal / University of Sherbrooke BeSPA Research Team, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Valérie Aubut, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Nadine Blanchette-Martin, Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches / Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale
Francine Ferland, Centre de services de réadaptation en dépendance du CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale / CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches
Christophe Huỳnh, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Nadia L’Espérance, CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec
Jorge Flores-Aranda, University of Quebec at Montreal


27

International Consensus Statement for the Prevention, Treatment and Management of High-Risk Substance Use Among Youth (in English)

Jean Westenberg, University of British Columbia
Vivian Tsang, University of British Columbia
Janet Suen, University of British Columbia
Michael Krausz, University of British Columbia


28

“The Systems to Navigate are Overly Complicated”: Uncovering Service Providers’ Experiences, Needs and Solutions to Improve Opioid Treatment Services for Youth (in English)

Kristen Marchand, Foundry, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia
Roxanne Turuba, Foundry, Providence Health Care
Christina Katan, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Corinne Tallon, Foundry, Providence Health Care
Jill Fairbank, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Skye Barbic, Foundry, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia


29

Community-based Approach to Cannabis Research with Marginalized Communities (in English)

Julia Armstrong, Mental Health Commission of Canada Sadia Jama, The Bridge Engagement Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Vanessa Fareau, The Bridge Engagement Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa Ayan Waberi, Centre for Resilience and Social Development Farnaz Farhang, Centre for Resilience and Social Development Sonora Grimsted, Douglas Mental Health University Institute


30

On Precarious Ground: Correctional Service of Canada’s Prison Needle Exchange Program (in English)

Sandra Ka Hon Chu, HIV Legal Network
Richard Elliott, HIV Legal Network


31

Emerging Best Practices in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Identification in Substance Use Treatment Settings: Practice Perspectives (in English)

Bianka Dunleavy, University of Guelph
Kaitlyn McLachlan, University of Guelph


32

Impact of Cannabis Legalization on School-Aged Youth (in English)

Jennifer Donnan, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lisa Bishop, Memorial University of Newfoundland


33

Service Provider and Youth-Identified Solutions to the Canadian Youth Opioid Overdose Crisis (in English)

Stephanie Nairn, Research Centre, Sainte-Justine University Hospital
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University
Patricia Conrod, Université de Montréal, Fondation Julien/Marcelle et Jean Coutu, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child Hospital Centre
Jason Isaacs, Dalhousie University


34

Substances as Social Lubricants: Understanding “Party and Play” Culture and Concurrent Methamphetamine Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in British Columbia (in English)

Mathew Dueck, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Jenny Corser, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Amiti Mehta, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Jane Buxton, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Rod Knight, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Travis Salway, Simon Fraser University


35

Increased Alcohol and Cannabis Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from a National Online Survey Among Young Adults in Canada (in English)

Pierre-Julien Coulaud, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Julie Jesson, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Naseeb Bolduc, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Centre for Research in Medicine, Science, Health, Mental Health and Society
Rod Knight, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use


36

An Evaluation of Psychoactive Substances Bringing Youth to the Emergency Department in Three Canadian Communities (in English)

Samantha King, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Catherine Paradis, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Jennifer Reynolds, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction


37

Creating Youth-informed Substance Use Curricula for Peer Support Workers and Other Service Providers (in English)

Rosanne Turuba, Foundry, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia
Anurada Amarasekera, Foundry, Providence Health Care
Amanda Howard, Foundry
Andrea Vukobrat, Foundry


38

Rural Youth and Alcohol Use in Ontario (in English)

Jean Thompson, University of Guelph


39

Understanding the Landscape of Substance Use Education and Health Promotion Practices for School-aged Youth in British Columbia (in English)

Ash Amlani, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Art Steinmann, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Alissa Greer, Simon Fraser University
Cindy Andrew, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Sherri Moore-Arbour, Bunyaad Public Affairs


40

Engaging K-12 Education Stakeholders in Delivering Evidence-based Substance Use Education and Health Promotion (in English)

Ash Amlani, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Sherri Moore-Arbour, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Art Steinmann, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Cindy Andrew, Bunyaad Public Affairs
Alissa Greer, Simon Fraser University


41

The Woes of Incarceration (in English)

Nancy McSloy, Trinity United Church Community Centre

BUILDING CAPACITY AND WELLNESS WITH PEOPLE WHO USE SUBSTANCES

42

Improving Opioid Treatment Service Experiences for Family Members of Youth with Lived/Living Experience with Opioids: A Cross-provincial and Co-design Workshop of Family Members’ Experiences, Needs and Solutions (in English)

Kirsten Marchand, Foundry, Providence Health Care, University of British Columbia
Roxanne Turuba, Foundry, Providence Health Care
Faria Khan, Alberta Health Services
Chantal Brasset, Foundry
Krysta Gmitroski, Foundry


43

Building Community Capacity: Supporting Families Using the Invitation to Change Approach by the CMC Foundation for Change (in English)

Louise Lemieux White, Families for Addiction Recovery


44

COM-CAP Project: An Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Local Capacity Building to Address Opioid/Overdose Harms (in English)

Pamela Leece, Public Health Ontario
Caroline Bennett AbuAyyash, Public Health Ontario
Triti Khorasheh, Public Health Ontario
Kate Sellen, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Maryam Mallakin, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Christina Dery, Ontario College of Art and Design University
Robert Schwartz, University of Toronto
Emily Taylor, University of Toronto

CURRENT TRENDS AND NEW ISSUES — CANNABIS

45

Vigilance of Cannabis Products in Canada (in English)

Stephanie Jack, Health Canada


46

Recreational Cannabis Sales During Canada’s First Year of Legalization (in English)

Michael Armstrong, Brock University


47

Characterizing Cannabis Use in Indigenous and European-Canadian Students: Frequency of Use, Social Norms and Motives (in English)

Jordyn Cates, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus


48

Changes in Substance Use and Mental Health in Community and Clinical Samples Following Recreational Cannabis Legalization in Canada (in English)

Sarah Sousa, Homewood Research Institute
Jean Costello, Homewood Research Institute
Alysha Cooper, Homewood Research Institute
Yelena Chorny, Homewood Health Centre
Jasmin Turna, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Mahmood Gohari, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Jennifer Brasch, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
James MacKillop, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research


49

The Association Between Cannabis-related Harm Vulnerability Markers and Source of Supply: Results of a Cross-sectional Study (in English)

Sarah Drouin, Université de Montréal


50

A Profile of the Canadian Cannabis Home Grower: An Analysis of Home Cultivation Trends and Associated Risks (in English)

Karen Pacheco, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Nick Cristiano, University of Guelph
Nayani Ramakrishnan, University of Toronto
Elisabeth Beauchamp, University of Toronto
Christina Schell, University of Toronto
Elissa Faiazza, University of Toronto


51

Changes in Medical Cannabis Sales After Recreational Legalization in Canada (in English)

Michael Armstrong, Brock University


52

Cannabis Legalization in Canada: Did We Get a Public Health Approach? (in English)

Mike DeVillaer, McMaster University


53

Exposition to Cannabis Second-Hand Smoke in Indoor Environments: What Do We Know About the Health Effects? (in French)

Marie-Eve Levasseur, National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Patricia Poulin, The Ottawa Hospital Pain Clinic
Jean-Marc Leclerc, National Institute of Public Health in Quebec
Axelle Marchand, National Institute of Public Health in Quebec


54

Legal Recreational Cannabis Market Structures (in English)

Angèle Poirier, University of Regina


55

The First Two Years of Recreational Cannabis Legalization: Colorado vs. Saskatchewan (in English)

Angèle Poirier, University of Regina


56

Equity in Cannabis Legalization: Comparative Legal and Policy Analysis of State and Provincial Efforts in Canada and the United States (in English)

Chelsea Cox, University of Ottawa
Oliver Kim, University of Pittsburgh


57

Practices and Use Motives for Daily Cannabis Users (in French)

Isidora Janezic, National Institute of Public Health in Quebec

CURRENT TRENDS AND NEW ISSUES — OPIOIDS

58

New Methadone Guidelines for People Who Use Fentanyl (in English)

Jennifer Wyman, META:PHI
Meldon Kahan, Women’s College Hospital
Lisa Bromley, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
Leonora Regenstreif, Shelter Health Network
Anita Srivastava, St. Joseph’s Health Centre


59

Xylazine Detected in Unregulated Opioids in Toronto, Ontario Confirmed by Gas- and Liquid-chromatography Mass Spectrometry: Clinical and Social Implications (in English)

Jeanette Bowles, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation


60

Opioid-related Deaths and Naloxone Administration in Ontario’s Incarcerated Population (in English)

Lourdes Button, University of Toronto Mississauga


61

Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (iOAT) Carry Doses: A Case for Individualized Care and Service Expansion (in English)

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes, University of British Columbia
Scott Macdonald, Providence Health Care
Charles Boissonneault, British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
Kelli Harper, Providence Health Care


62

Contexts and Reasons Around Substance Misuse Among High-Risk Personality Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Clients: A Qualitative Study (in English)

Ioan Mahu, Dalhousie University


63

The Impact of Prescriber Networks on Opioid Agonist Treatment Retention (in English)

Megan Kurz, Centre for Health Evaluations and Outcome Sciences

CURRENT TRENDS AND NEW ISSUES — METHAMPHETAMINE, OTHER SUBSTANCES AND POLYSUBSTANCE USE

64

Patterns and Motivations of Polysubstance Use in OECD Countries from 2010–2020: A Rapid Review (in English)

Michèle Boileau-Falardeau, Health Canada
Claudie Laprise, Public Health Agency of Canada
Genevieve Gariépy, Public Health Agency of Canada
Gisele Contreras, Public Health Agency of Canada


65

Concurrent Use and Transition to Methamphetamine in British Columbia: Safety Beliefs and Behaviours (in English)

Jenny Corser, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Mathew Dueck, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Amiti Mehta, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Jane Buxton, B.C. Centre for Disease Control


66

An Investigation of Down Preference to Inform Safer Supply Services (in English)

Max Ferguson, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Jane Buxton, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Anita Weng, University of British Columbia


67

Enhancing Equity-Oriented Care in Psychedelic Medicine: Utilizing the EQUIP Intervention (in English)

Kerri Rae, University of Victoria
Bruce Wallace, University of Victoria, School of Social Work


68

Trends of Polysubstance Use Among Canadian Students (in English)

Robert Nesdole, Health Canada
Amanda Hamilton, Health Canada
Anton Maslov, Health Canada
Marwa Ebrahim, Health Canada
Liky Fang, Health Canada
Samuel Ileka-Priouzeau, Health Canada
Julie Laroche, Public Health Agency of Canada


69

Exploring Motivations for Concurrent Use of Uppers and Downers Among People Who Access Harm Reduction Services in British Columbia: A Thematic Analysis Based on Findings from the 2019 British Columbia Harm Reduction Client Survey (in English)

Abigail Steinberg, University of British Columbia
Amiti Mehta, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Christine Lukac, University of British Columbia
Hafsa Sadiq, Simon Fraser University
Kristi Papamihali, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Brittany Graham, Eastside Illicit Drinkers Group for Education, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
Sara Young, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Jane Buxton, B.C. Centre for Disease Control


70

National Chart Review Study of Drug- and Alcohol-Related Acute Toxicity Deaths, 2016 to 2017 (in English)

Sarah McDermott, Public Health Agency of Canada
Jenny Rotondo, Public Health Agency of Canada
Tanya Kakkar, Public Health Agency of Canada
Canadian Drug and Alcohol-Related Acute Toxicity Deaths Study Investigator Team

CURRENT TRENDS AND NEW ISSUES — COVID-19

71

Lived Experiences of Mothers with Problematic Substance Use Involved with Child Protective Services During COVID-19 (in English)

Laura Daari-Herman, Ryerson University
Erica Rodrigues, Ryerson University


72

Assessing Changes in Substance Use Discussion Posts on Reddit at the Beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic (in English)

Michael Paknys, University of Waterloo
Rehan Ahmed, University of Waterloo
Kia Moazzami, University of Waterloo
Michael Beazely, University of Waterloo


73

An Analysis of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on People with Lived and Living Experience of Substance Use in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (in English)

Maggie Coupland, University of Saskatchewan


74

Identifying the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Service Access for People Who Use Drugs: A National Qualitative Study (in English)

Cayley Russell, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


75

Opioid Agonist Therapy Changes Curing the Pandemic: Ontario Pharmacists’ Perspective (in English)

Beth Sproule, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Sylvia Hyland, Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada
Maria Zhang, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Bruna Brands, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Peter Selby, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mina Tadrous, Women’s College Research Institute
Zubin Austin, University of Toronto


76

Using Twitter to Analyze the Impact of COVID-19 on Cannabis Consumption in Canada (in English)

Maisam Najafizada, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jennifer Donnan, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Lisa Bishop, Memorial University of Newfoundland


77

Hospitalization of COVID-19 Patients Comorbid with Substance Use Disorders and Affective Disorders (in English)

Grace Lee, IQVIA


78

Sociodemographic Changes in Emergency Department Visits Due to Alcohol During COVID-19 (in English)

Nathan Cantor, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Daniel Myran, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

CURRENT TRENDS AND NEW ISSUES — GENERAL

79

Local Decriminalization of Simple Drug Possession: Making the Ask to Minimize the Harms (in English)

Sandra Ka Hon Chu, HIV Legal Network
Richard Elliott, HIV Legal Network
Caitlin Shane, Pivot Legal Society
Scott Bernstein, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition


80

The Costs and Harms of Substance Use in Canada: A Deep Dive into the Latest National Estimates (in English)

Matthew Young, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Emily Biggar, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Chealsea De Moor, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Bridget Maloney-Hall, Public Health Agency of Canada
Pam Kent, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Tim Stockwell, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
Adam Sherk, University of Victoria
Jinhui Zhao, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research


81

Perspectives on Alternatives to Current Drug Policy Among Police Officers and People Who Use Drugs in British Columbia, Canada (in English)

Jack Farrell, Simon Fraser University


82

Implementation of a Notification System Identifying New and Potentially Harmful Psychoactive Substances (in English)

Michèle Boileau-Falardeau, Health Canada
Marie-Line Gilbert, Health Canada


83

The "High Cost" of Living: Economic Drivers of the Canadian Overdose Crisis (in English)

James Dixon, University of Saskatchewan
Lori Hanson, University of Saskatchewan


84

Pearls and Perils of Processed Food: The Substance Abuse of Use (in English)

John Christy, University of Alberta


85

“People are being forced into a situation so desperate that they’re going to that purple fentanyl of unknown purity and source”: Using Opioids During the COVID-19 Pandemic: experiences of people who use opioids and their healthcare providers in Nova Scotia, Canada (in English)

Emilie Comeau, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Matthew Bonn, Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs
Matthew Herder, Health Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

INNOVATIVE AND NOVEL APPROACHES TO DELIVERING CARE

86

Redesign of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Patient Care in a Rural Emergency Department (in English)

Izabela Szelest, Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society
Bruce Harries, The Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society
Lori Motluk, The Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society
Jeff Harries, The Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society, Interior Health


87

Canadian Perceptions and Experiences with Virtual Services and Supports for Substance Use (in English)

Anna Goodman, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Kelly Suschinsky, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Sukirtha Tharmalingam, Canada Health Infoway
Kim Corace, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, University of Ottawa


88

Online(or Virtual) Treatment: Efficient for SUDs (substance use disorders)(in French)

Louise-Philippe Bertrand, La Maison Jean Lapointe


89

Determining the Feasibility for an Overdose Prevention Line to Support Substance Users Who Use Alone (in English)

Monty Ghosh, University of Alberta, University of Calgary


90

The Implementation and Early Evaluation Findings of Breaking Free Online in Mental Health and Addictions Services Within a Community Hospital in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada (in English)

Sarah Sousa, Homewood Research Institute
Stephanie Lu, Homewood Research Institute
Jean Costello, Homewood Research Institute
Rachel Gough, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
Patrick Kolowicz, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
Brian Rush, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


91

Responding to University Student Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19 Through an Online Therapy Dog Program (in English)

Colleen Dell, University of Saskatchewan
Linzi Williamson, University of Saskatchewan
Holly McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan
Ben Carey, University of Saskatchewan
Maria Cruz, University of Saskatchewan
Maryellen Gibson, University of Saskatchewan
Alexandria Pavelich, University of Saskatchewan


92

A New Frontier: Virtual Treatment Programs for Addiction and Mental Health (in English)

Lanie Schachter-Snipper, Edgewood Health Network


93

Adapting the Preventure Substance Use Prevention Program into Online “Univenture”: Adaptation Process and Feasibility Findings (in English)

Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University
Audrey Livet, University of Montreal
Raquel Nogueira-Arjona, Dalhousie University
Matthew Keough, York University
Kara Thompson, Saint Francis Xavier University
Marvin Krank, University of British Columbia
Jason Isaacs, Dalhousie University
Patricia Conrod, Université de Montréal, Fondation Julien/Marcelle et Jean Coutu, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child Hospital Centre
The Univenture consortium and The OPfS consortium, Research consortia, Dalhousie University


94

An Evaluation of a Process for Culturally Adapting Evidence-based Drug and Alcohol Prevention for Canadian University Campuses: Preliminary Findings and Considerations for Research (in English)

Marion Audet, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine
Nora Fripp, Centre de recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine
Patricia Conrod, University of Montreal, Fondation Julien/Marcelle et Jean Coutu, Centre de Recherche, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child Hospital Centre
Sherry Stewart, Dalhousie University
Kara Thompson, Saint Francis Xavier University
Marvin Krank, University of British Columbia
Matthew Keough, York University
The Univenture Consortium, Research Consortium, Dalhousie University
The OPfS Consortium, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine


95

Counselling Connect - Counseling on connecte (in English)

Tamara Chipperfield, Centretown Community Health Centre
Colleen MacPhee-Newell, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services


96

“Got to Be Crazy Not to Go”: Perception of a Physical Activity Intervention in Addiction Treatment (in French)

Florence Piché, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières


97

RN and RPN Prescribing of Opioid Agonist Treatment: Implementation in British Columbia (in English)

Leila Gold, British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Jill Murray, British Columbia Ministry of Health
Richard Taylor, British Columbia Ministry of Health
Andrew Ivsins, British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Connie Carter, British Columbia Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Kenneth Tupper, British Columbia Ministry of Health


98

Telehealth Group Interventions for Addictions in a Community Mental Health Setting During the COVID-19 Pandemic (in English)

Kimberly Turner, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL AND NEW SUBSTANCE USE PROGRAMS

99

Young Adult Substance Use Outpatient Program: Program Development, Patient Characteristics and Preliminary Outcomes (in English)

Jillian Halladay, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research
Marina Kennedy, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Kyla King, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Holly Raymond, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Catherine McCarron, RAAM (Rapid Access Addiction Medicine) Clinic, The Capacity Building Team & Community Psychiatry Clinic — Bridge to Recovery, Concurrent Disorders Outpatient, Borderline Personality Disorder Services, Rapid Consultation & General Psychiatry, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
James MacKillop, McMaster University, Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research


100

Exploring the Communication of Drug Alerts in British Columbia: A Mixed-Methods Study (in English)

Jackson Loyal, Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health & Addiction
Kristi Papamihali, B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Brittany Graham, Eastside Illicit Drinkers Group for Education, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users
Jane Buxton, B.C. Centre for Disease Control


101

Psychometric Properties of the French and English Short Form of the Protective Behavioral Strategies for Marijuana Scale (PBSM-17) (in English)

José Côté, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Research Centre
Sylvie Cossette, University of Montreal
Patricia Auger, CHUM Research Centre
Gabrielle Pagé, CHUM Research Centre
Stephanie Coronado-Montoya, University of Montreal
Christine Genest, University of Montreal
Judith Lapierre, Laval University
Didier Jutras-Aswad, CHUM Research Centre
Working Groupe, CHUM Research Centre; University of Montreal


102

The Benefits of Drop-In Group Therapies for Individuals with Concurrent Disorders (in English)

Stephanie Penta, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Mina Pichtikova, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Jennifer Brasch, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Gabrielle King, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
James Mirabelli, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Talia Tissera, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Catherine McCarron, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Holly Raymond, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Katherine Holshausen, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton


103

Assessing the Implementation of a Living Program: The Example of Wise Choices (in English)

Pascale Alarie-Vézina, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières,
Chantal Plourde, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Myriam Laventure, University of Sherbrooke
Joël Tremblay, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Jennifer Beauregard, University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières
Bertrand Picard, Centre de santé Marie-Paule-Sioui-Vincent


104

Virtual Group for Youth with Addiction (Substance Use) and Mental Health —With Input From Youth in Programming, Evaluation, Promotion and Engagement (in English)

Colleen MacPhee-Newell, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
Victoria Hatfield, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services

THE CONTINUUM OF CARE: PROMOTING HEALTH, PREVENTING HARMS AND SUPPORTING RECOVERY

105

Vancouver’s Alcohol Knowledge Exchange: Lessons Learned from Creating a Community-Led Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy (in English)

Brittany Graham, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users


106

Institutionalizing the Harm Reduction Approach: Can the Housing First Model be the Answer to Homelessness? (in English)

Lea Mommeja-Lemiegre, University of Quebec at Montreal


107

The Impact of Cannabidiol on the Inflammatory Markers in People with an Cocaine Use Disorder: Exploratory Results of a Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial (in French)

Florence Morissette, University of Montréal
Violaine Mongeau-Pérusse, University of Montréal
Elie Rizkallah, Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Research Centre
Paméla Thébault, CHUM Research Centre
Stéphanie Lepage, CHUM Research Centre
Suzanne Brissette, CHUM Research Centre
Julie Bruneau, CHUM Research Centre
Jean-François Cailhier, CHUM Research Centre
Didier Jutras-Aswad, CHUM Research Centre


108

Promoting Innovative Harm Reduction on Campus (in English)

Yasmeen Nosshi, University of Calgary
Alex Klassen, University of Calgary


109

Exploring the Linkages of Substance Use With COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence During the Corollary Pandemics (in English)

Andreea Brabete, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Lorraine Greaves, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Nancy Poole, Director, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Lindsay Wolfson, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Julie Stinson, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health


110

Methamphetamine Client Transitions to Primary Care (in English)

Jennifer Kwan, Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks
Keith McNicol, Edmonton Zone Primary Care Networks
Mark Snaterse, Alberta Health Services
Suzanne Squires, WestView Primary Care Network
Farah Albert, Sherwood Park–Strathcona County Primary Care Network
Cliff Richard, Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network
Julie Willer, Sherwood Park–Strathcona County Primary Care Network
Holly Durdle, Edmonton West Primary Care Network


111

Cannabis Use and Policy Perceptions in the Canadian Armed Forces (in English)

Megan Therrien, Department of National Defence


112

Patient Outcomes Between Staff and Non-staff Supervised Disulfiram (Antabuse) (in English)

Roisin Smith, South Eastern Trust


113

This Ain’t California (in English)

Rand Teed, Drug Class


114

Efficacy of Mobile Versus Brick-and-Mortar Safe Consumption Sites: A Difference in Differences Analysis in Alberta Canada (in English)

Patrick Berrigan, Lancaster University


115

Public Preference for Safe Consumption Sites: A Discrete Choice Experiment (in English)

Patrick Berrigan, Lancaster University


116

Experiences of Managing Chronic Health Issues Among Socioeconomically Marginalized People Who Use Drugs (in English)

Lisa Boucher, University of Ottawa
Esther Shoemaker, University of Ottawa
Clare Liddy, University of Ottawa
Lynne Leonard, University of Ottawa
Paul MacPherson, University of Ottawa
Justin Presseau, University of Ottawa
Alana Martin, Somerset West Community Health Centre
Michael Fitzgerald, Bruyère Research Institute
Claire Kendall, University of Ottawa


117

Harm Reduction: Medical Assisted Treatment, Accessibility and Options for Treatment of Substance Use Disorder (in English)

Stacey Lock, Aegis Health Group


118

Anxiety-Provoking Experiences: The Effects of Caregiver Problematic Substance Use (in English)

Britany Shymanski, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Marcella Ogenchuk, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Geoffrey Maina, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan


119

A Stepped Care Approach to Reduce Problematic Cannabis Use: Prevention, Harm Reduction and Treatment (in English)

Alexandra Loverock, University of Alberta
Magdalen Schluter, University of Calgary


120

Blueprint for Perinatal Substance Use Continuum of Care in British Columbia (in English)

Pamela Joshi, Provincial Health Services Authority
Denise Bradshaw, Provincial Health Initiatives, B.C. Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Elder Roberta Price, B.C. Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Elder Glida Morgan, B.C. Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Annabel Mead, B.C. Women’s Hospital + Health Centre


121

Perspectives, Pathways and Priorities of People with Lived and Living Experience of Substance Use: Informing Policies (in English)

Natasha Istifo, University of Saskatchewan
James Dixon, University of Saskatchewan
Barbara Fornssler, University of Saskatchewan


122

Drug Prevention, Treatment and Care Sensitization: Training for Mindset Engineering of the Nigeria Police Force (in English)

Wilson Ighodalo, The Drug Salvation Foundation


123

Experiences, Attitudes and Beliefs Among Individuals Receiving Inpatient Treatment Within a Tobacco-free Setting (in English)

Isabella Romano, University of Waterloo


124

Integration of a Tobacco Cessation Intervention into a Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program Serving a Rural Municipality and 33 Northern, Remote Communities (in English)

Patricia Smith, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Lisa Seamark, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Katie Beck, Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre


125

Marijuana Induced Psychosis (in English))

Doug Klar, Parent

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