THE NEW UVIC-BASED CENTRE FOR ADDICTIONS RESEARCH
OF BC opens this summer on the strength of a
$10-million endowment from the BC Addictions
UVic researchers will lead a province-wide effort
to get a better understanding of alcohol and
substance abuse prevention, especially among
kids in their mid-teens.
Other areas of interest include gambling, the
relationship between mental health and addictions,
and fetal alcohol syndrome. The centre will also
create a baseline of information on addictions
and treatment programs.
Another object of the effort is to create more
collaboration among BC universities in an area
of health research that has tended to be fragmented.
The foundation selected UVic to lead the centre
based on its track record in interdisciplinary
and community-based research methods.
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