New teams providing the most flexible substance use treatment yet

March 15, 2022

Members of the Kamloops Integrated Treatment Team are providing a new model of flexible, discreet and person-centred substance use treatment. Left to right: Loyd Suel, Avery Foster, Shawna Calhoun and Jen Howes.

Addiction is a highly stigmatized medical condition and people may be worried about how friends, family and employers will respond. For example, they may not want to be seen at a Mental Health and Substance Use centre. They may be worried about asking their employer for time off work. Or, they may be juggling a busy schedule caring for children or other family members. 

Fortunately there is a new, flexible and discreet option for those interested in treatment for substance use in their community. Integrated Treatment Teams are now available in Kamloops, North Okanagan, Penticton, West Kelowna, and Cranbrook. 

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