B.C. aims to improve addiction treatment (Dr. Evan Wood)

Finding the best addiction treatment in B.C. is notoriously difficult because there’s no single system to navigate, says the doctor at the helm of a newly announced research centre.

“The medical side of addiction treatment isn’t well established,” says Dr. Evan Wood, who was named interim head of the new research centre by Premier Christy Clark on Sept. 28.

Addicts and their families seeking help can face a bewildering range of options because there is no single system to navigate, says Wood, who is also leader of addiction services for Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health.


Erin Ellis reports. Read full story here.