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Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM)

The Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM) is a national research network – consisting of four regional ‘Nodes’ across Canada made of academic investigators, community-based service providers, systems/policy representatives and service users – focusing on substance misuse interventions funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and established in 2015. CRISM focuses on research on prevention and treatment interventions for substance misuse (primarily illicit drugs and non-medical use of pharmaceutical drugs), and knowledge translation of related research and evidence. CRISM is furthermore designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among substance misuse researchers, service providers and policy-makers Canada-wide.

CRISM’s three other regional Nodes across the country are:

CRISM - British ColumbiaCRISM - The Prairies CRISM - Québec/Maritimes