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New Vancouver Coastal Health program aims for consistency in addictions treatment (PHC)

Vancouver Coastal Health chief medical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly outlined the parameters of the Regional Addictions Program in a recent interview with the Courier. (Photograph By DAN TOULGOET)
Vancouver Coastal Health chief medical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly outlined the parameters of the Regional Addictions Program in a recent interview with the Courier. (Photograph By DAN TOULGOET)

The Regional Addictions Program was launched earlier this year between Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care.

As horrific as a heart attack may be, there’s a linear health care approach to see the experience through from the initial incident, to outpatient care and recovery. But when you replace the words “heart attack” with “drug overdose,” the same methods don’t apply.

The newly established Regional Addictions Program has been set up specifically to do just that. The program represents a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Providence Health Care.

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