Many words are used to describe recovery from substance use health problems. Some popular ones include wellness, healing journey, and health. The organization websites below provide access to some of the latest evidence in substance use and recovery. There are many more, we just refer to these ones regularly!
Provides national leadership on substance use and advances solutions to address alcohol- and other drug-related harms.
Translates evidence-based substance use interventions into clinical practice, prevention, harm reduction, and health system change.
Applies research evidence to meet the needs of people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different life and illness stages.
Government of Canada agency that ensures high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks, including substance use.
Prevents disease and injuries, responds to public health threats, promotes good physical and mental health, and provides information.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.
Works with First Nations communities to address substance use and addiction.
Countless number of people have experienced the help of peers in their recovery from substance use health problems. The research evidence is slowly catching up. The organization websites listed here were chosen for a report they produced, and which is highlighted. Research manyother peer support resources on your own!
Provides opportunities to individuals impacted by a substance use disorder to integrate into the community via peer support and engagement.
Empowers people who use drugs deemed illegal to survive and thrive, with their human rights respected and voices heard.
Develop and disseminate innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians.
Peer support network for Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and families experiencing an operational stress injury.
Promotes recognition, growth, and accessibility of peer support.
Harm reduction services highlighting peer engagement.
Research has increased significantly in the past number of years on veteran health and operational stress disorders, and specifically posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The organization websites highlighted here contribute to the latest research evidence.
Builds strong community networks to create a system of supports and services for veterans, first responders, and their families.
Canadian hub for military, veteran and family health research.
Canadian knowledge exchange hub for strategic public safety wellness research and analysis.
Research is still in the early stages of examining the role of service dogs in the lives of veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Have a look at the research outcomes our team and others have recently published.