Chilliwack to see new clinic opening this fall to treat opioid use disorder (BC Centre for Substance Use)

An out-patient clinic is opening this fall in Chilliwack General Hospital to provide Suboxone and methadone treatments for those struggling with opioid addiction.

Coun. Ken Popove, who chairs the Housing First subcommittee of Chilliwack Healthier Community, said the new initiative was “clear recognition” of the urgent need to address opioid-related crisis in Chilliwack.

Also, according research by the B.C. Centre for Substance Use, most with OUD should be offered community-based, out-patient treatment as opposed to “rapid in-patient treatment.”

Jennifer Feinberg reports

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