The first clinic for rapid help to drug addicts began work at Winnipeg's Crisis Response Center.
The opening of the second clinic at 146 Magnus Ave. is scheduled for September 13. Also this year, the rapid addictions help centers will open in Brandon, Thompson and Selkirk. The total amount spent on opening these clinics is $1.2 million.
These clinics are designed to treat and support people addicted to substances such as methamphetamines, opioids and alcohol. Anyone who needs help without any appointment can turn to help centers. It should be noted that the clinics will work only on weekdays and on a regular schedule.
Manitoba Health Minister Cameron Friesen made a statement in which he stressed the importance of opening such clinics in overcoming the meth crisis, which continues to grow in Manitoba. He promised that all people suffering from drug addiction and other addictions will be able to receive urgent help in new clinics. They will receive comprehensive treatment, including working with addiction specialists, providing first aid and supporting the society of Manitoba.