Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), CRISM (Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse) provides a Canada-wide research network in the field of substance misuse, where members work together to generate the knowledge base necessary to improve current addiction treatment paradigms.

CRISM was designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among addiction service providers, researchers, and policy-makers. The five regional CRISM Nodes, in BC, the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic region, began their operations in 2015.


The Atlantic Node contributes to CRISM with projects that accelerate the transfer of scientific knowledge towards the development of new treatments, including pharmaceutical approaches and psychological interventions for people who use substances. The Atlantic node spans and connects researchers, ptractitioners, and stakeholder groups in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island.


October 6 Event

What Does It Mean To Be Supported On The Front Lines? Calling all front line harm reduction workers who are People who use(d) drugs/Peers! The Dr. Peter Centre invites people in front

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Dr. Samantha Farris Lecture

Dr. Samantha Farris Lecture Using Daily-Level Assessment Methods to Understand Female-Specific Vulnerability to Anxiety and Smoking On August 11th, the MAAC Lab and Centre for Addiction Research at Dal (CARD) is pleased

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Post Doctoral Opportunity at Dalhousie

The Mood, Anxiety and Addictions and Co-morbidity (MAAC) Lab, at Dalhousie University, invites applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow responsible for overseeing a multi-site feasibility trial, OpiVenture, testing the feasibility

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In 2022, the Atlantic Node counts over 190 active members. The node brings together researchers from many universities and institutions, clinicians, policy-makers, administrators, physicians, and representatives from user groups and actors intervening in different stages of support programs for people with substance use disorders in the Atlantic provinces.



Become a member today!