CRISM is a 5-year initiative and was modeled, in part, on the US National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Clinical Trials Network.

CRISM’s objectives:

  1. Identify and/or develop the most appropriate clinical and community-based interventions for substance use disorders
  2. Provide evidence to support the enhancement of prevention and treatment services regarding substance use to decision makers and service providers; and
  3. Support improvement in the quality of care and quality of life for Canadians living with substance use.