No residential addictions treatment centre in N.W.T.’s new mental health plan – CBC

Jun 12, 2019

Two-year plan includes $400k for land-based addictions treatment, e-mental health options

The Northwest Territories government has a new,two-year plan to support mental health and addictions recovery — but a residential addictions treatment centre isn’t part of it.

“We never say there will never be a new treatment centre in the Northwest Territories,” said Glen Abernethy, the minister of health and social services. He said previous facilities in the territory were “very, very expensive to run, and they were often empty.”

Abernethy said the Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery Action Plan aims to expand supports for people in their communities.

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