Suzanne Brissette



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Projets de recherche récents

CRISM-Quebec-Maritimes: Research on interventions in drug misuse

2014/15-2020/21 • $2,374,845 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is indeed associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

Program of Outcomes Research on Treatment with Injectables for Addiction

2018/19-2020/21 • $1,002,198 • PI,CO
Opioids (e.g. heroin, fentanyl, etc.) acquired in the street and injected in unsafe conditions remain a significant public health challenge. While oral medications such as methadone work well, some individuals discontinue treatment and continue injecting street opioids, leaving them at high risk...

Network Meta-Analysis of Opioid Agonist Treatments for street opioid users

2019/20-2020/21 • $155,456 • PI,CO
Opioids (e.g. heroin, fentanyl, etc.) acquired in the street and injected in unsafe conditions remain a significant public health challenge. While oral medications such as methadone work well, only approximately 40% of people with opioid use disorder are retained in methadone treatment in their...

Personality-Targeted Interventions for Addressing Polysubstance Use among Opioid-Addicted Clients Undergoing Opioid Substitution Therapy: A Feasibility Study

2020/21 • $100,000 • PI,CO
We are currently amid a severe opioid crisis, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, prescription opioid use and opioid overdoses/mortality were soaring pre-pandemic, reaching epidemic levels, with opioid-related deaths only increasing since the pandemic. Powerful and dangerous synthetic...

Research on the utilization of therapeutic hydromorphone (RUTH) for long-term opioid dependence

2015/16-2018/19 • $438,234 • PI,CO,Other
Injection heroin users are at extremely high risk of many drug related harms including HIV, hepatitis C and overdose death. Some are unable to stop injecting, despite the associated harms to themselves and the community. Considering the severity of the harms associated with long-term injection,...

Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness (SALOME): Multi-centre, double blind Randomized Controlled Trial comparing the efficacy of Diacetylmorphine vs. Hydromorphone for the treatment of long-term Injection Opiate Users who do not benefit from available therapies

2010/11-2013/14 • $998,077 • PI,CO
Inner city populations, particularly injection drug users, are at extremely high risk of many drug related harms including HIV, hepatitis C and overdose death. While some treatments exist, they are not optimal and people with the most severe cases of heroin addiction remain outside of the health...

CRISM-QUÉBEC: Réseau Québécois -Recherche sur les interventions en abus de substances/Research on Interventions for substance misuse

2013/14 • $49,832 • PI,CO,Other
Substance misuse remains a significant global public health problem which carries a heavy burden for abusers and their families alike. This disorder is associated with suffering and severe health problems in patients, distress among family members, as well as tremendous costs to society....

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