Canada Cares! –

July 10, 2020 – “The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the existing challenges and risks for those living with mental health and substance use problems,” sayss Jonny Morris, CEO Canadian Mental Health Association in B.C. “We welcome the opportunity to support the substance use treatment and recovery sector with more services and supports.”

Another $2.5 million will support operators of existing bed-based treatment and recovery services that have been challenged by COVID-19.

“In the midst of two health crises, it is imperative that a range of interventions, including treatment and recovery, be available to those suffering from addiction,” said Brenda Plant, chair of BC Addiction Recovery Association. “Increasing the number of recovery beds in B.C. will help our most vulnerable citizens access treatment and recovery more quickly, reduce wait times and ultimately, save lives.”

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