NS addiction task force urges “community-based” approaches

In a piece of exquisite timing, the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness today released the report and recommendations of its Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (along with a 24-page summary). I haven’t had time to read the 80-page report, which doesn’t mention Talbot House of any of the province’s five community-based addiction recovery centres. But I was struck by recommendation 2.6-1:

Addictions inpatient beds for withdrawal management, opiate stabilization and structured treatment should be reconfigured according to evidence and best practice, utilizing alternative community-based approaches where possible. [Emphasis: Contrarian’s.]

Imagine that.

H/T: John Percy, Leader, Green Party of Nova Scotia