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​Building a new Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

We are building a new residential treatment centre on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam for adults with severe substance use and mental health issues.



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Community transition teams aim to prevent overdose deaths among people recently released from a correctional facilityCommunity transition teams aim to prevent overdose deaths among people recently released from a correctional facilityA new project aimed at supporting people transitioning back to their communities upon release from a correctional facility could change lives in 2019 by preventing overdose and helping clients get on a healthier path.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/community-transition-teams-aim-to-prevent-overdose-deaths-among-people-recently-released-from-a-correctional-facility2019-01-30T08:00:00Z
Forensic Psychiatric Hospital to improve staff safetyForensic Psychiatric Hospital to improve staff safetyVancouver – The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is rolling out significant changes, including increased staffing, expanded security, and specialized training, which will make immediate improvements to protect staff.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/forensic-psychiatric-hospital-to-improve-staff-safety2018-09-19T07:00:00Z
Youth and young adults benefit from provincial substance use treatment programYouth and young adults benefit from provincial substance use treatment programKeremeos – More than 80 youth and young adults with substance use and mental health challenges have benefitted from the natural healing environment of Ashnola at The Crossing since the facility opened last year. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/youth-and-young-adults-benefit-from-provincial-substance-use-treatment-program2018-06-22T07:00:00Z
Fentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown EastsideFentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown EastsideThe proportion of opioid users in the Downtown Eastside who tested positive for fentanyl jumped to 100 per cent from 45 in just four months last year, according to new research published today. http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2018/fentanyl-overwhelms-opioid-drug-market-in-vancouver’s-downtown-eastside2018-02-01T08:00:00Z
People with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview landsPeople with severe addiction and mental illness to get help at new centre on Riverview landsCOQUITLAM – People struggling with complex and severe mental illness and addiction will receive the care they need in a state-of-the-art mental health and addictions centre on the Riverview lands, Premier John Horgan announced today.http://www.bcmhsus.ca/about/news-stories/news/2017/people-with-severe-addiction-and-mental-illness-to-get-help-at-new-centre-on-riverview-lands2017-11-17T08:00:00Z

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