There are only 8 inpatient beds available per 8 week program. This is the only inpatient addiction treatment facility in the province for youth. This means if every youth admitted stays for the 8 week program there are only 52 spaces per year for the entire province.
In March of 2011 I was asked by several Valley citizens to become involved with taking action on the prescription drug issue. There were parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers who had been impacted by the problem; one that had already claimed 14 lives in the Valley during 2010 alone. In addition it was destroying the… Continue reading Rx Drug Epidemic Needs Collective Action – Leo Glavine , Liberal Health Critic
Addictions Services What we heard: Currently, access to addictions services is voluntary, respecting the fact the individual must recognize a need for treatment. While this approach works for many people, it is difficult for family, friends and the community when the individual does not agree to treatment. More can be done to provide support and… Continue reading Report & Recommendations of the Nova Scotia Mental Health and Addictions Strategy April 23rd 2012
Since the NDP government has been in power the have pulled funding from : Recovery House in Antigonish Talbot House in Sydney In July, funding for the Capital Health – Adult Compass (addiction services)program will end. This means that the 21 day program at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton will be the only adult inpatient… Continue reading NDP Likes To Give A Little , Then Take A Lot ..