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Addictions treatment centre officially opens in Harbour Grace

“By increasing access to specialized addictions services for those residents in need of more intensive programs, we’re providing help here in our own province ... Centre, the new multimillion-dollar a... read more

Hub for mental health and addictions treatment opens at Vancouver hospital

VANCOUVER — A one-stop centre ... and drug addictions has opened at a Vancouver hospital, creating what the B.C. government says is a first-of-its-kind facility in Canada. The St. Paul’s Hospital hub ... read more

New Calgary treatment centre focuses on women with addictions

A new, intensive outpatient program designed specifically for women struggling with addictions will open ... be the first of its kind in the city. The CARE (Co-occurring Addiction Recovery Essentials) ... read more

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Opioid crisis stokes debate about addiction management versus abstinence

Giuseppe Ganci, director of community development for New Westminster’s Last Door, an accredited 100-bed addiction treatment centre, said Daly’s statements ... Daly said the province is “on track to h... read more

Daphne Bramham: Canada should learn from, but not copy, Portugal's drug policy

A recent report by the B.C. Centre on Substance ... not a criminal one. A first step was to make all addiction treatments free, while ramping up spending on treatment and recovery facilities ... read more

Kanesatake treatment centre, Montreal's St-Luc Hospital forge new path

It became a model for First Nations-run addictions treatment with its focus on holistic and culturally based treatment. But in recent years, staff realized that things needed to change because the tre... read more

'A no brainer': Drug treatment agencies want a safe injection site in Ottawa

A coalition of addiction treatment agencies has unanimously endorsed the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre’s plan to open a supervised injection site ... called a safe injection site “the first door” ... read more

Parksville gives go-ahead to contentious supportive-housing project

They said that while they are in favour of a staffed affordable-housing development, drug addicts would be better housed in a specialized treatment centre ... is one of the first in B.C. to win munici... read more

Daphne Bramham: Decriminalization is no silver bullet, says Portugal's drug czar

He had no training in addictions and ... need for take-home naloxone kits, pop-up treatment tents or specialized training and trauma counselling for first-responders. Until July, there were ... read more

Pa. gets first faith-based high school for recovering addict students

“This school follows the model of our other high schools and offers a specialized ... said students with addictions will have to go through treatment before being eligible for the school. “You have to ... read more

Ottawa tragedies spur more help for teens battling opioid addictions

Last week, news emerged that Ottawa teenager Cole Nicholls, who went public a year ago about his struggles with addiction ... treatment in the province, has plans to amalgamate its two existing facili... read more

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