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Research Snapshot

What is this research about?
Some interventions have been proven effective to prevent and treat substance use problems in mothers, but Canadian agencies serving women are not putting them into practice. To better understand how Canadian addiction agencies are making decisions related to the treatments they provide, Ontario researchers conducted a descriptive, qualitative study.

What did the researchers do?
The researchers conducted 26 in-depth interviews with decision-makers including executive directors, program managers, and service providers to explore where they get their evidence, how they use it, what types they prefer, and what factors influence its use.

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