USask announces new training program focused on substance use disorders

April 8, 2022
The University of Saskatchewan has announced the creation of a new training program: Advancing Interprofessional Management of Substance Use Disorders in Saskatchewan (AIMS-SK). The program will focus on improving health outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders, and aims to increase the province’s number of health care professionals who have the training needed to prescribe treatment for opioid use disorders. “Our government continues to invest in new initiatives to address substance use disorders, including people misusing opioids and alcohol,” said SK Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Everett Hindley. “Training more health professionals across the province to prescribe treatments for people struggling with addictions is another way to help save lives.” The program has received $255K from the Government of Saskatchewan. USask (SK)