Treating and Supporting Clients Who Use Substances

Posted May 27, 2020

Provider tools for clinicians working with people with substance use disorders in emergency department and primary care settings
Mentoring, Education, and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration (META:PHI)
*includes alcohol withdrawal management protocol and opioid agonist treatment guidelines

BCCSU COVID-19 Resources
British Columbia Centre on Substance Use
*includes clinical guidance for risk mitigation, withdrawal management, OAT prescribing, as well as client resources

Prospective validation study of the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale (PAWSS) in medically ill inpatients: a new scale for the prediction of complicated alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Maldonado, J. R., Sher, Y., Das, S., Hills-Evans, K., Frenklach, A., Lolak, S., … & Neri, E. (2015). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 50(5), 509-518.


Posted April 30, 2020

Resources by audience type – Substance Use and COVID-19 (resource portal)
British Columbia Centre on Substance Use

Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use (resource portal)
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Webinars for Professionals
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation