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.
The Alberta government has ordered the Addiction
Recovery Network to cease operating in light of
concerns about patient safety.
Alberta will participate in the proposed class action,
filed in B.C., to recoup costs of opioids from opioid
manufacturers and distributors.
Associate Minister of Health and Addictions Jason Luan issued the following statement on World Mental Health Day.
New support for treatment and recovery will give Albertans greater access to publicly funded addiction spaces.
Two new graphic novels developed for First Nations
and Métis youth will help start conversations about
Alberta is investing up to $20 million over four years to expand drug treatment courts to help stop people stuck in the cycle of addiction-related crime from reoffending.