Addictions treatment and recovery services get a boost in Langley, say NDP MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman

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LANGLEY – New Democrat MLAs Andrew Mercier and Megan Dykeman are welcoming funding for addictions treatment and recovery services in Langley, providing a boost for providers and ensuring people struggling with addictions are supported during COVID-19.

“The need to adapt in light of COVID-19 has placed a real financial burden on many addictions treatment and recovery service providers,” said Andrew Mercier, MLA for Langley. “Our government understands that these important services cannot be interrupted, especially when we are also facing an overdose crisis. This funding will go far to help organizations like Vision Quest Recovery Society based in my community continue their work as we recover from the pandemic.”

“People deserve to have a safe place to turn to when they are experiencing addiction. Our government is committed to ensuring quality recovery services like Wagner Hills Farm Society in my community, can continue to be accessible despite the challenges this pandemic has created.” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East. “This investment is part of the work we are doing to strengthen our continuum of care so that people can get the care they need, when they need it.”

Vision Quest Recovery Society and Wagner Hills Farm Society are two of 53 organizations receiving support as part of the $2 million in provincial government funding being distributed across B.C. These grants support existing bed-based treatment and recovery services and are an investment in quality living environments where people can focus on their recovery journey.

MLAs Mercier and Dykeman say improving treatment and recovery services has long been a priority of the New Democrat government and is an integral part of A Pathway to Hope — B.C.’s roadmap for making the system of mental health and addictions care better for people.

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