Addictions treatment

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Let’s Talk Day: Why family support should be the heart of mental health treatment in B.C.

‘Research has shown when families are involved in a patient’s care they typically have greater success’

 

Penticton paramedics took about 70 per cent more calls for drug overdoses in 2020 compared to 2019, Interior Health representatives told Penticton council Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. ((Jesse Day - Western News)

City seeks $300K grant to help address opioid crisis

The grant would provide $100K a year over three years to a Community Action Team

 

Staff and residents of Discovery House in a moment of silence for friends and loved ones lost to overdose this year. Discovery House held a private in-person light up on Dec. 19 as part of their Shed the Light on Addiction Campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton’s Discovery House beats fundraising goal to expand program

The addiction recovery program raised over $100,000 in December

 

The lights of Discovery House were turned on to shine a light on addiction on Dec. 19, as part of the recovery centre’s annual holiday campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Discovery House closing in on fundraising goal

The recovery centre is $6,000 shy of their $100,000 goal

The lights of Discovery House were turned on to shine a light on addiction on Dec. 19, as part of the recovery centre’s annual holiday campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The lights of Discovery House were turned on to shine a light on addiction on Dec. 19, as part of the recovery centre's annual holiday campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

‘More important than ever’: Discovery House shines light on addiction

The addiction treatment centre lit up their recovery homes for the season

The lights of Discovery House were turned on to shine a light on addiction on Dec. 19, as part of the recovery centre's annual holiday campaign. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.

Okanagan mother shares necessity of youth treatment centre

Kimberly Christianson is speaking up after she lost her daughter to an overdose

The Bridge Youth and Family Services has opened four new youth detox beds in Kelowna, for people under the age of 18.
Four staff members at the Okanagan Men’s Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 23, 2020. (Adult and Teen Challenge OMC photo)

Four positive COVID-19 cases at Okanagan Men’s Centre

Those affected are staff and have been in isolation since Oct. 23

Four staff members at the Okanagan Men’s Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 since Oct. 23, 2020. (Adult and Teen Challenge OMC photo)
Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

British Columbians navigate addiction recovery during the pandemic

Dakota Johnny and Stephen Vickets are residents of Foundation House

Dakota Johnny says he’s choosing to focus on feelings he can control to help him get through the pandemic. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
FILE – Dr. Perry Kendall speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. Kendall declared an ongoing public health emergency in B.C. four years ago as the province led the country with a record number of overdose deaths fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

People needing addictions services feel ‘abandoned’ during pandemic, B.C.’s ex-top doctor says

Widespread job losses and more homelessness due to physical distancing at shelters have added hurdles

FILE – Dr. Perry Kendall speaks about the illicit drug toxicity deaths in the province during a press conference at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, February 24, 2020. Kendall declared an ongoing public health emergency in B.C. four years ago as the province led the country with a record number of overdose deaths fuelled by the opioid fentanyl. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Discovery House soup lunches pick up or delivery only

Discovery House soup lunches pick up or delivery only

The weekly (Friday) Discovery House gourmet soup lunches are available only for pick up or delivery

Discovery House soup lunches pick up or delivery only
Joey T. and Shamus S. serving up hot soup bowls at last years’ Discovery House Men’s Treatment Centre fundraiser in Penticton. (Jerome Abraham photo)

This Penticton recovery centre is dishing out soup that heals

Annual fundraiser at Discovery House hopes to change stigmas surrounding addiction.

Joey T. and Shamus S. serving up hot soup bowls at last years’ Discovery House Men’s Treatment Centre fundraiser in Penticton. (Jerome Abraham photo)