Alberta is creating an additional 2,172 spaces for life-saving addiction treatment over the next three years.
Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Jason Luan issued the following statement on supports and services over the holidays.
The Alberta government is providing $8 million in new funding to increase psychosocial supports for people recovering from opioid addiction.
Government is supporting Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres to add space to treat 900 more people over three years as part of government’s expansion of addiction care.
A Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council has been created to help improve access to mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services.
Residential addiction treatment providers in Alberta
must now be licensed in accordance with the Mental
Health Services Protection Act.
The Alberta government has ordered the Addiction
Recovery Network to cease operating in light of
concerns about patient safety.
Western Canada’s Premiers will meet on June 27 at
Government House in Edmonton with conference
chair Premier Jason Kenney.
Doug Schweitzer, Minister of Justice and Solicitor
General, issued the following statement on the
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit