Addictions treatment and recovery services get a boost in Maple Ridge, say NDP MLAs

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MAPLE RIDGE – New Democrat MLAs Bob D’Eith and Lisa Beare are welcoming funding for addictions treatment and recovery services in Maple Ridge, providing a boost for providers and ensuring people struggling with addictions are supported during COVID-19.

“Our New Democrat government is committed to supporting people who are living with addiction,” said D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “As we deal with two overlapping public health emergencies, it is more important than ever that these treatment and recovery services are there for those who need them.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created extra challenges for the organizations who deliver these life-saving programs,” said Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “We spoke to program operators about their needs, and took action by providing this support so people can continue their journey to recovery.”

The Innervisions Recovery Society is one 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.

The MLAs 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.