People experiencing mental health and addictions challenges will soon have better access to the services they need, thanks to a new vision for care outlined in A Pathway to Hope: A roadmap for making mental health and addictions care better for people in British Columbia.
“For too long, little attention was paid to mental health and substance use care by previous governments,” said Premier John Horgan. “A Pathway to Hope lays out our plan to help people now and improve the health and wellness of all British Columbians in the long term. We’re taking a province-wide approach to building a system of care where services are always within reach and people have the supports and opportunities they need.”
Cheyenne Johnson, co-executive director, BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) comments “Substance use and addiction are complex societal challenges that have for too long gone unaddressed. Expanding access to effective, evidence-based care is an important step towards addressing our longstanding need for a substance use continuum of care that emphasizes addiction treatment, recovery and public health strategies.”
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