28 days on the land: Is this the future of addictions treatment in Nunavut? – CBC

Cambridge Bay designs its own mobile treatment program so people can heal closer to home

Sep 19, 2017

Kathleen Hogaluk is nervous about what the next 28 days will bring.

The 36-year-old single mother of seven from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, has struggled with alcohol on and off for years.

But it was after her eldest son died by suicide five months ago that her binge drinking accelerated.

“Sometimes I can go for weeks without eating and seeing my children,” said Hogaluk, weeping. Weekly counselling sessions weren’t enough, she said, and leaving her children to get treatment in the south wasn’t an option.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cambridge-bay-mobile-addictions-treatment-1.4292309

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