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New recovery beds will support healthier communities in Northern BC

Ministry of Health
News Release

To help more people with addiction challenges in Northern BC connect with the care they need to live healthier lives, the Province is adding 17 new beds dedicated to recovery and support.

“Our government believes in the strength of community support,” said Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “To cut down on the distance that many in Northern BC have had to go for help, we're introducing new supportive recovery beds to bring that crucial support to communities across the North.”

Operated by non-profit providers, these supportive recovery beds are distributed throughout Northern BC, with six beds in Dawson Creek, two in Quesnel, three in Terrace, two in Prince Rupert, one in Kitimaat Village and one on Haida Gwaii.

Fifteen of the 17 beds are in place. The remaining two planned for Fort St. John will be operational soon. Under the guidance of Northern Health’s referral system, these beds open doors for more people in their community to find the support and treatment they need.

Read the full BC Gov News article "New recovery beds will support healthier communities in Northern BC".