Enhancing B.C.’s substance-use system of care is an integral part of A Pathway to Hope, B.C.’s roadmap for building the comprehensive system of mental-health and addiction care that British Columbians deserve.
Dr. Mandy Manak, A New Tomorrow Treatment Solutions –
“The youth recovery centre has provided young people with an opportunity to pursue recovery in a program that takes a trauma-informed approach. We are pleased to be able to provide the same opportunity for adults in Kamloops. We are committed to providing services of exceptional quality to support both the individuals receiving service, as well as the broader community.”
Learn about A Pathway to Hope, the government’s vision for mental-health and addictions care in B.C.: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021MMHA0049-001787
Learn about A New Tomorrow Treatment Solutions: https://ournewtomorrow.ca/
Interior Health, overdose prevention, and treatment: https://www.interiorhealth.ca/health-and-wellness/toxic-drug-crisis/overdose-prevention-and-treatment
A backgrounder follows.
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.