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Substance Use Disorders and Nursing Care

This guide is to assist you in research topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery of these disorders as well as trauma-informed care, related stigma and harm reduction avenues. Here you will find information on the various substances commonly fo


Substance Use Disorders - Cannabis

Cannabis use disorder (CUD), also known as cannabis addiction or marijuana addiction, is defined in the DSM-5 as the continued use of cannabis despite clinically significant impairment.

This module includes informative books, ebooks, journals, databases, videos, and more to assist you with learning and understanding more about the prevalence and harms associated with its use, and treatment modalities for those living with a cannabis use disorder.

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Websites, Reports and Papers


New cannabis products: What Canadians need to know

About edible cannabis, cannabis topicals and cannabis extracts

SBIRT for Alcohol Use

Sheryl, a 30-year-old female, is attending an appointment at her Primary Care office. Sheryl completed several screening tools which indicated excessive alcohol use. Based on the screening results, Sheryl’s primary care physician referred Sheryl to the social worker.

NEW VIDEO: Adolescent brief intervention: "Natasha"

This video demonstrates a school-based health provider delivering a brief intervention to a student who vapes cannabis and completed the CRAFFT screening tool.

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