Pillar 1: Translating a Neurobiological Understanding Into Prevention And Treatment
Lead: Dr Stephanie Borgland
The neurobiology of addiction: Understanding the root causes of how neural circuits are changed with addiction, and how these root causes might be prevented or treated.
Pillar 2: The Road To Recovery: Creating Calgary Dynamic Addiction Pathways System
Lead: Dr David Hodgins
Recovery and treatment strategies, like those developed in Pillar 1, must be evaluated and implemented within the community where addiction takes place. The complexity of individuals and services mean that communities, however, struggle to do this effectively. Our solution is to use digital technologies to meet this gap and improve outcomes is through creating the Calgary Dynamic Pathways System.
Pillar 3: Community-focused research in unique populations
Lead: Dr Valerie Taylor
Using digital technologies and other interventions adapted to address the pathway to health for unique populations including indigenous, LBGT2S+, racialized groups, rural populations, and emerging adult populations.