VICTORIA — B.C. is boosting the number of substance use teams that combine nurses, counsellors, social workers and outreach staff to help those suffering from addictions.
Mental Health Minister Judy Darcy announced Monday $4.27 million in new permanent annual funding to create seven new integrated addictions teams, and expand nine existing teams.
A 2008 report by the B.C. Centre for Substance Use recommended the government expand medicare to cover the cost of counselling, detox, residential treatment, methadone prescriptions and recovery supports.
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