New substance-use supports coming to the Interior

Aug 11, 2022 | Press Releases

New treatment spaces in B.C.’s Interior
  • A New Tomorrow Treatment Solutions in Kamloops will receive seven adult men’s treatment beds, six adult women’s treatment beds, and seven adult stabilization/transition to active care beds.
  • Spaces in Kelowna include seven adult women’s treatment beds and two adult women’s stabilization/transition beds at the Bridge Youth & Family Services, scheduled to open in late September.
  • The Lillooet Friendship Centre society will have five new stabilization beds and is accepting applications.
  • Williams Lake’s AXIS – Renner House will receive one new withdrawal-management bed in the facility.
  • The Virtual Addiction Medicine Clinic operates at Kelowna Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) and provides virtual addiction medicine services to address addiction medicine gaps throughout the region.
  • The new outpatient withdrawal-management teams are available in Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, and Vernon. This brand-new service will enable patients to receive care, including the prescribing of medications as required, in their own homes.
  • Treatment beds offer live-in intensive treatment that typically ranges from 30 to 90 days and offers clinical supports, such as assessment and counselling, as well as psycho-social education and life-skills training, and may include medical services.
  • Transition and stabilization beds provide a safe transition space for people experiencing complex substance-use challenges who do not have a stable place and need vital support following withdrawal management.

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