Publications

The CDPE adheres to the highest standards of peer-reviewed scientific research and all research products are externally peer-reviewed by scientists or via leading scientific journals.

Published: September 2017 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines whether a history of medication-assisted treatment for people who inject drugs (PWID) is associated with a reduced probability of providing injection initiation assistance.

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Published: September 2017 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the evidence on the prevention of injection initiation to identify emerging intervention strategies and key barriers to effectively controlling the ongoing epidemic

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Published: August 2017 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the risk factors among people who inject drugs (PWID) for providing assistance to other in injection initiation.

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Published: July 2017

This report synthesizes dialogue generated by speakers at the Canada’s Drug Futures Forum and outlines recommendations for the next ten years of Canadian drug policy from over 200 attendees including policymakers, public health officials, law enforcement professionals, researchers, people who use drugs, and community organizers.

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Published: May 2017 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article explores current challenges to contain the opioid epidemic and calls for various treatments that could reduce the epidemic including the scaling up of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

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Published: May 2017

This policy brief from the ICSDP and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto provides guidance to national governments seeking to align domestic legalization and regulation of recreational cannabis markets with their international legal obligations.

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Published: April 2016 as part of Drug Policy Metrics Map

This commentary emphasizes the need to expand the range of indicators used to assess and improve drug policy effectiveness.

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Published: April 2016 as part of Systematic Reviews on Drug Policy

This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis to examine the effectiveness of topiramate in treating cocaine use disorder.

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Published: April 2016 as part of Preventing Injecting by Modifying Existing Responses (PRIMER)

This article examines the discrepancies between federal policy and local responses to drug-related harms to understand the impact of national drug policies in shaping local responses to drug-related harms among people who use drugs (PWID).

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