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Learn more about the Toxic Drug Crisis and the facts from 2021

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September 26, 2022
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Logan Lake Adult Day Centre
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Merritt Mental Health & Substance Use

3451 Voght Street
Merritt BC V1K 1C6

250-378-3401(main switchboard)
Mt. Cartier Court
Access Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Nakusp Mental Health & Substance Use

97 - 1st Avenue NE
Nakusp BC V0G 1R0

250-265-5253(main switchboard)
Mountainview Assisted Living Village
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Nelson Mental Health & Substance Use

333 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 4K3

250-505-7248(main switchboard)
North & Central Okanagan Lifeline Office
Access Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Osoyoos Mental Health & Substance Use

4816 - 89th Street
Osoyoos BC V0H 1V1

250-495-6433(main switchboard)
Penticton Mental Health & Substance Use
Access Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Penticton Mental Health & Substance Use

740 Carmi Avenue
Penticton BC V2A 8P9

250-770-3555(main switchboard)
Providence Meadows Adult Day Centre
Access Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Revelstoke Mental Health & Substance Use

1200 Newlands Road
Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0

250-814-2241(main switchboard)
Rutland Aurora Health Centre
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Salmo Mental Health & Substance Use

311 Railway Avenue
Salmo BC V0G 1Z0

250-357-2277(main switchboard)
Salmon Arm Diabetes Clinic
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Salmon Arm Mental Health Services

851 - 16th Street NE
Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N7

250-833-4100(main switchboard)
100 Mile Diabetes Clinic
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100 Mile Mental Health & Substance Use

555 Cedar Avenue South
100 Mile House BC V0K 2E0

250-395-7676(main switchboard)
Salmon Arm Diabetes Clinic
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Salmon Arm Substance Use Services

2nd Floor - 431 Hudson Ave. NE
Salmon Arm BC V1E 4N7

250-833-4103(main switchboard)
Ashcroft
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Ashcroft Mental Health & Substance Use

700 Ash-Cache Creek Hwy
Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0

250-453-1940(main switchboard)
Sparwood Community Dialysis Clinic
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Sparwood Mental Health & Substance Use

570 Pine Avenue
Sparwood BC V0B 2G0

250-425-2064(main switchboard)

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