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The Burden of Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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Opportunity Purpose
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. It has led to separation and isolation from those that are closest to us, including our support networks. The patient partner perspective will add to our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals struggling with substance use.

What’s Involved
During the initial stages, the patient partner will be involved in reviewing our grant application and providing feedback, as they are comfortable. If we are successful in our grant application, the patient partner will be involved in helping us understand how the data we collect relates to the lived experience. This will involve providing insight on what data to collect and what the significance of the results are.

Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC

Health Categories
Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorders
Other Mental Health
Other COVID-19
Prescription Drug Use
Other Substance Use

Age: 18 Years – 70 Years Old
Experience with substance use

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.