The Centre for Addictions Research of BC (CARBC) is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction in support of community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm. Our research is used to inform a broad range of projects, reports, publications and initiatives aimed at providing all people in BC and beyond with access to happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.
Our CARBC team consists of individuals from multidisciplinary backgrounds such as psychology, epidemiology, geography, nursing, and health informatics. Collectively, we are a group of scientists, professors, data analysts, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, research assistants, publication officers, secretaries, and administrators.
Perhaps you should add a few lawyers, senior statesmen and some law enforcement to your group to give you an alternative viewpoint on the very real and negative impact on society that drug users give us. Feeling empathy for people who have lost their way in life to that point does not give you the right to spread the pain throughout the rest of society. That’s why laws are in place, to serve the needs of society as a whole. You are free to bring these people into your own homes and help in anyway you choose ( my respect for you if you do), but you do not have the right to support them by my tax dollars. If you do, then I have some of my own personal ideas of how I would like to spend yours.
I would like to invite your staff and colleagues to join INCASE http://www.incase.org We are meeting in Seattle with NAADAC, simply follow the link on our website to see conference announcement. You can also print out and mail in membership form.
Peter L. Myers, Ph.D.