ICHWP Journal Articles


  • O’Brien, D. C., Dabbs, D., Dong, K., Veugelers, P. J., & Hyshka, E. (2019). Patient characteristics associated with being offered take home naloxone in a busy, urban emergency department: a retrospective chart review. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 1-12. [DOI URL] [PDF]

  • Brooks, H. L., O’Brien, D. C., Salvalaggio, G., Dong, K., & Hyshka, E. (2019). Uptake into a bedside needle and syringe program for acute care inpatients who inject drugs. Drug and Alcohol Review, 38(4), 423–427. [DOI URL] [PubMed]

  • Hyshka, E., Anderson-Baron, J., Pugh, A., Belle-Isle, L., Hathaway, A., Pauly, B., … Wild, T. C. (2019). Principles, practice, and policy vacuums: Policy actor views on provincial/territorial harm reduction policy in Canada. International Journal of Drug Policy. [DOI URL] [PubMed]


  • Brooks, H.L., Kassam, S., Salvalaggio, G., Hyshka, E. (2018). Implementing managed alcohol programs in hospital settings: A review of academic and grey literature. Drug and Alcohol Review, 37 (Suppl 1), S145-S155. [DOI URL] [PubMed]


  • Hyshka, E., Anderson-Baron, J., Karekezi, K., Belle-Isle, L., Elliott, R., Pauly, B., … Wild, T. C. (2017). Harm reduction in name, but not substance: a comparative analysis of current Canadian provincial and territorial policy frameworks. Harm Reduction Journal, 14, 50. [DOI URL] [PubMed]

  • Wild, T. C., Pauly, B., Belle-Isle, L., Cavalieri, W., Elliott, R., Strike, C., … Hyshka, E. (2017). Canadian harm reduction policies: A comparative content analysis of provincial and territorial documents, 2000–2015. International Journal of Drug Policy, 45, 9-17. [DOI URL] [PubMed]

  • Hyshka, E., Anderson, J. T., & Wild, T. C. (2017). Perceived unmet need and barriers to care amongst street-involved people who use illicit drugs. Drug & Alcohol Review, 36(3), 295–304. [DOI URL] [PubMed]

  • Hyshka, E., Karekezi, K., Tan, B., Slater, L. G., Jahrig, J., & Wild, T. C. (2017). The role of consumer perspectives in estimating population need for substance use services: a scoping review. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 1–14. [DOI URL] [PubMed]


  • Salvalaggio, G., Dong, K. A., Hyshka, E., Nixon, L., Lavergne, K. J., Nichols, J., … Wild, C. T. (2016). Enhanced Multidisciplinary Care for Inner City Patients with High Acute Care Use: Study Protocol. Canadian Journal of Addiction, 7(3), 34. [Article URL] [PDF]


  • Hyshka, E., Bubela, T., & Wild, T. C. (2013). Prospects for scaling-up supervised injection facilities in Canada: the role of evidence in legal and political decision-making. Addiction, 108(3), 468–476. [DOI URL] [PubMed]


  • Hyshka, E., Butler-McPhee, J., Elliott, R., Wood, E., & Kerr, T. (2012). Canada Moving Backwards on Illegal Drugs. Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne de Sante’e Publique, 103(2), 125–127. [DOI URL] [PubMed]


  • Hyshka, E. (2009). The Saga Continues: Canadian Legislative Attempts to Reform Cannabis Law in the Twenty-First Century. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 51(1), 73–91. [DOI URL]

  • Hyshka, E. (2009). Turning failure into success: what does the case of Western Australia tell us about Canadian cannabis policy-making? Policy Studies, 30(5), 513–531. [DOI URL]