South Shore To Offer 50 New Spaces For Treatment Of Opioid Addiction

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:32 PM

More funding is on the way for opioid treatment.

The province announced $800,000 will be spent to create 470 new spots across the province over the next six months.

Fifty of those will be new spaces to address the wait list and add additional capacity in the Western District, which includes the South Shore.

According to government spokesperson Tracy Barron, the site for the new spots hasn't been selected yet.

When it is, it will allow South Shore residents currently seeking treatment elsewhere, a location closer to home.

By allocating this money, government aims to eliminate the wait list while adding 250 more treatment spaces across the province.