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News Release: Ontario Government Connecting People with Addictions to Treatment and Rehabilitation [2018-10-22]

Ontario’s Government for the People is planning to provide those who are struggling with opioid and other drug addictions the first steps towards treatment through new wraparound health and social services beginning in January 2019.

“Ontario’s Government for the People is moving forward with a new, enhanced approach to treatment services,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. “Services provided under the new Consumption and Treatment Services model would better address the physical and mental health as well as social needs of people addicted to opioids and other drugs. Our new delivery model would provide a pragmatic approach to overdose prevention, rooted in a relentless focus on getting people the help that they need by connecting them to treatment.”

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, October 22, 2018