Timothy R. Stockwell


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Estimating the impact of alcohol deregulation in Ontario on future burden of alcohol consumption and harms for the overall population and across vulnerable sub-populations: Evidence to inform the complex relationships between alcohol policy, consumption, and harms.

2020/21 • $103,048 • PI,CO
Alcohol is a leading risk factor for death and disease in Canada. The top alcohol-related conditions include liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases, injuries, alcohol dependence, and cancers. Studies show that despite consuming lower levels of alcohol, lower socioeconomic groups are more likely...

A population health- and policy-based evaluation of cannabis legalization in Canada: The effect of recent federal policy change on cannabis and alcohol use and related substance use disorders

2019/20-2020/21 • $86,667 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
Canada will legalize the sale and possession of cannabis in October 2018, marking a foundational shift in national substance use policy as cannabis joins alcohol as a legal psychoactive drug. Research studying recent events in the United States has shown that cannabis legalization has led to...

Alcohol consumption and the COVID-19 pandemic: synthesizing knowledge for policy action

2020/21 • $47,791 • PI,CO,Other
Health researchers are warning that alcohol use and alcohol dependence in many jurisdictions may be increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, scientific evidence is sparse on the impact of the pandemic on alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harms (e.g., violence against women and...

Managed Alcohol Programs: Evaluating Effectiveness and Policy Implications

2016/17-2019/20 • $400,000 • PI,CO
While there is robust evidence for strategies to reduce harms of illicit drug use, much less research attention has been paid to alcohol harm reduction. This proposal addresses the needs of people with severe alcohol use disorders (AUDs) and unstable housing, many of whom identify as indigenous....

Police discretion with high risk substance-using youth

2015/16-2019/20 • $178,557 • PI,CO
The purpose of this research is to learn more about circumstances of interactions between the police and substance using youth and how these experiences affect their lives. As well, we aim to better understand factors (i.e. characteristics of the youth and community) related to police discretion...

Assessing the impacts of the Cannabis Act on patterns of motor vehicle collision injuries among youth and young adults in emergency departments across Canada

2018/19 • $124,628 • PI,CO
The Canadian Federal government intends to legalize adult recreational cannabis use via the Cannabis Act on October 17, 2018. The Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police have expressed concern about how cannabis legalization might exacerbate patterns of motor...

Building a Rock to Stand On:Health, Life Style Choices, and Social Determinants of Health in Young Adulthood

2013/14-2017/18 • $809,943 • PI,CO
Young adulthood is a critical stage of life when healthy life styles, social supports, and economic futures are established. However, research shows that this age group is at higher risk than either adolescents (under age 18) or adults (over age 29) for substance abuse, suicide, deaths due to...

Alcohol and Energy Drink Use and Risk of Injury

2014/15-2017/18 • $120,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
While substantial research demonstrates the association between alcohol and injury, less is known about the role of alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmED) in the risk of injury. Previous research investigating the combined use of alcohol and energy drinks has found that energy drink consumption...

A population health-based evaluation of alcohol policy reform in British Columbia: The effect of recent policy change on per capita alcohol consumption, alcohol-attributable hospitalization rates and alcohol-attributable mortality rates

2016/17-2017/18 • $105,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
The British Columbia Ministry of Justice recently released "B.C. Liquor Policy Review," a comprehensive review of alcohol policy in B.C. This report puts forth 73 recommendations with two main themes: (1) increasing the accessibility of alcohol (e.g. permitting the sale of wine in grocery...

Managed Alcohol Programs: Implementation and Effectiveness

2013/14-2016/17 • $699,952 • PI,CO,Other
Canadians with unstable housing may also experience problems with substance use, which can create barriers to accessing temporary or stable accommodation. Problems may be compounded by use of hazardous non-beverage alcohol such as rubbing alcohol, methanol, mouth wash and hand sanitizers. In...

Alcohol, energy drinks and other stimulants: an emergency room study assessing the effects of gender, context and substance use on injury risk

2012/13-2016/17 • $522,556 • PI,CO
Alcohol use increases the risk of injury according to the quantity consumed. This relationship varies according to where drinking takes place (e.g. a bar, public place, private home) and type of activity engaged in (e.g. driving, eating a meal). The present study will explore how injury risk...

An assessment of the impacts of Canadian minimum legal drinking age legislation on motor vehicle collisions, Emergency Department utilization, and crime

2014/15-2015/16 • $208,962 • PI,CO
Alcohol use is the largest contributor to the global burden of injury, disability and mortality among adolescents and young adults aged 10-24 years old. As a result, countries worldwide have implemented minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) legislation that seeks to reduce alcohol-related harm among...

CIHR Training Grant in Women, Gender, and Addictions: Exploring Intersections with Trauma, Violence and Mental Health (IMPART: Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training)

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,625,000 • PI,CO
Building on the strengths of the current IMPART, which focuses on training in transdisciplinary research on women, gender and addictions, the new IMPART will also directly address the intersections of addictions and substance use with mental health, violence and trauma. The program will provide...

Individual Differences Underlying Substance Abuse and Addiction: At the Intersection of Brain, Cognition, Genetics and Personality

2010/11-2014/15 • $417,258 • PI,CO
Substance abuse is a major public health concern: In Canada, tobacco alone is consumed by an estimated 15-20% of the population, and 20% of all drinkers engage in hazardous alcohol use. The total cost to society--in terms of the burden placed on the Canadian health care system, law enforcement,...

Clearing the Air: A systematic review of the evidence on the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devices

2014/15 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
Clearing the air: A systematic review of the evidence on the harms and benefits of e-cigarettes and vapour devicesSales and use of electronic cigarettes and vapour devices are on the rise, while at the same time, tobacco use causes six million deaths annually. In this meta-narrative systematic...

The implications of adolescent health and health risk behaviors for health in early adulthood: Sources of continuities and discontinuities in developmental trajectories over 10 years

2010/11-2013/14 • $525,259 • PI,CO
Can we predict adult health based on youth characteristics and experiences? This question is addressed in an interdisciplinary program of research that will use six waves of data to follow a cohort of youth (initially ages 12 to 18) across a total of 10 years. Our research aims to inform...

Adolescent substance use and educational attainment as determinants of health in early adulthood: a longitudinal study of developmental trajectories

2010/11-2013/14 • $115,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
There is strong research evidence for both a direct and indirect link between educational attainment and the health of young adults. Educational attainment is a key marker for future health mediated through work and economic resources and supports for healthy lifestyles. Substance use in...

The British Columbia Centre for Addiction Clinical Trials

2013/14 • $48,360 • PI,CO,Other
Despite the enormous burden of disease attributable to harmful drug and alcohol use, there remain major challenges in implementing evidence-based prevention and treatment modalities for substance use disorders. In particular, while remarkable advances have been made in basic science, clinical...

Substance Use Risk Factors Among High Risk Youth

2013/14 • $17,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
This project seeks to do secondary data analysis on the Victoria Youth and Health Survey. The aim of this project is to examine risks and behavioral correlates of substance use among high-risk youth. The dataset contains information collected from two B.C. sites (Vancouver and Victoria) designed...

Does minimum pricing reduce the burden of disease and injury attributable to alcohol?

2010/11-2012/13 • $367,208 • PI,CO
Canada is one of few countries where minimum prices of alcoholic drinks are regulated by government, ostensibly to limit negative health and safety consequences of drinking. While it is well-documented that alcohol use and related problems are each strongly influenced by price, that high-risk...

Reducing Alcohol-Related Problems by Implementing Evidence-based Tools that Translate Research Knowledge into Prevention Practice

2011/12 • $199,793 • PI,CO,Other
This project is based on recent international and national evidence on the rising rates of damage from alcohol and which policies and programs are most effective in reducing problems and damage from alcohol in a population. The project team will compare this evidence with what is actually...

Patterns and consequences of cocaine and alcohol use for substance abuse treatment clients

2010/11-2011/12 • $135,217 • PI,CO
Research has shown that treatment populations frequently use alcohol and cocaine simultaneously (i.e., on the same occasion) and concurrently (i.e., on separate occasions). Existing knowledge is largely based on pharmacological studies which have demonstrated that alcohol, a depressant, and...

Cross-substance patterns of use, consquences and policy responses (research in addictions: Innovative approaches in health research - new emerging team grant)

2010/11 • $192,169 • PI,CO
Much of the literature that informs current understandings of psychoactive substance use and addictive behaviour and which shapes policy responses is based on studies that focus on a single substance type or problem outcome. This is in distinct contrast to actual patterns of use and related...

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