Psychology

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

UBCO’s substance use clinic accepting new patients virtually

As we pass the one-year mark of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s little doubt the virus has taken its toll on the mental health of many Canadians.

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

UBCO’s substance use clinic goes virtual

At a time when many are in critical need of counselling and mental health services, UBC Okanagan’s Problematic Substance Clinic use has announced that it will be shifting its services online to support the community during COVID-19.

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

New UBCO study examines pain tolerance among cannabis users

A recent study examining pain among cannabis users suggests that—unlike long-term opioid use—regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity.

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

Free COVID-19 mental health service enters new phase in response to public need

It was nearing the end of March—and Lesley Lutes recalls noticing a shift in attitudes from those who thought the COVID-19 outbreak would be short-lived.

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

UBCO collaboration with RCMP recognizes importance of reporting child abuse

A special working relationship between a UBC grad student, the RCMP and the Kelowna Child Advocacy Centre may lead to enhanced support and faster treatment for victims of child abuse.