Sponsors: City of Fort St. John
NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership
Whereas substance dependence is viewed as a health concern and the Province has committed to treatment and recovery services that meet the needs of people who are suffering from addiction; and
Whereas residents in rural and remote communities are required to travel significant distances for addiction treatment services, including detox, and these services are oversubscribed;
Therefore be it resolved that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the provincial government to further support the creation of addiction treatment capacity, including detox programs, in rural and remote communities in British Columbia.