Monthly Online Webinars

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July 14, 2021 
Stimulant Use & Psychosis - Dr. Pamela Arenella
PowerPoint Presentation
June 15, 2021 
Chronic Pain & Addiction Reward- Dr. Maureen Allen
PowerPoint Presentation
  • Elman I. Common Brain Mechanisms of Chronic pain and Addiction. Neuron Perspectives.
  • Ditre, J. W., Brandon, T. H., Zale, E. L., & Meagher, M. M. (2011). Pain, nicotine, and smoking: Research findings and mechanistic considerations. Psychological Bulletin, 137(6), 1065–1093.

  • Wong M. Childhood sleep problems, early onset of substance use and behavioral problems in adolescence. Sleep Med. 2009 August ; 10(7): 787–796. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2008.06.015

  • Namba M. et. al. Neuroimmune Mechanisms as Novel Treatment Targets for SUD and Associated Comorbidities. Frontiers in Science. Open access. April 2021. Vol 15. Article 650785.



  • Pain BC
  • Nova Scotia Pain Self-Management Programs 

Policy Documents

May 11, 2021 
Prevention of Addiction- Dr. David Martell
PowerPoint Presentation
Screening Tools
  • ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
  • CRAFFT (Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble) 
  • PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire)
  • MMS (Modified Mini Screen)
  • DAI (Diagnostic Assessment Interview)
  • GAD-7 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • CASr-SF (Composite Abuse Scale Revised-Short Form)
    • CASR-SF may not be reproduced without permission. Permission must be obtained from Dr. Marilyn Ford-Gilboe ( before use.

  • COMM (Current Opioid Misuse Measure)
  • Managing Benzodiazepine Use in Older Adults Tool
April 12, 2021 
QEII Pain Self-Management Program- Dr. Doug Cane
PowerPoint Presentation
March 8, 2021 
Managed Alcohol Program- Dr. Leah Genge
February 8, 2021 
Chronic Pain & Anxiety- Dr. Bruce Hollett
PowerPoint Presentation
January 19, 2021 
Exploring the Relationship between Multiple Unexplained Symptoms and Central Sensitization: Fact or Fiction?- Dr. Maureen Allen
PowerPoint Presentation
Reviewing the Law
December 9, 2020 
Pain Theories Past to Present: Time to Move Beyond the Biopsychosocial Model? - Dr. Peter Stilwell
November 17, 2020 
Update on Cannabis: Smoking out Fact from Fiction- Dr. John Fraser
September 9, 2020  
Psychotherapy in Pain - Dr. Josh Rash
June 10, 2020  
Chronic Pelvic Pain - Ainslee McCann