Pubdate: Thu, 13 Sep 2007
Source: Province, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2007 The Province
Author: Julie Steele


I am very glad you covered the story about the proposed long-term 
residential drug treatment centre near Keremeos, as I firmly believe 
more treatment centres are needed in B.C.

What makes this important is that long-term rehabilitation facilities 
have a much higher rate of success, which is surely a better use of 
our money and effort.

Currently, several government services, particularly expensive 
health-care services, provide only Band-Aid solutions when drug 
addicts hit rock bottom. More care in the prevention and 
rehabilitation areas is clearly a better use of resources.

Increasing the number of long-term addiction treatment centres is long overdue.

Julie Steele,

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