OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The opioid crisis is devastating individuals, families and communities across the country.Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people with substance use disorder will continue to be at risk for overdose.
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, Member of Parliament,
The agreement provides more than $945,000—$500,000 from the Government of Canada and $445,104 from Yukon Territory—to increase access to quality treatment services for people with substance use disorder.
This funding will be used to improve, integrate and increase services provided by Yukon's Opioid Treatment Service (OTS). This includes:
The governments of Canada and Yukon will continue to work together to increase treatment services for people who are seeking help for substance use disorders.
"Opioid-related overdoses continue to have a devastating impact in communities across Canada, including in Yukon. This bilateral agreement will facilitate and increase access to essential treatment services in the territory to help people with substance use disorder. We must continue to work in a comprehensive and collaborative way to help Canadians access treatment and supports."
The Honourable Larry BagnellMember of Parliament
"Yukon has been deeply affected by the opioid crisis and it continues to impact communities across the territory. This funding will increase and improve the services and treatment options available to those with substance use disorders in Yukon. Enhancing our support systems and integrating more long-term strategies around opioid use will help to reduce the harmful impacts on communities in our territory."
The Honourable Pauline Frost Minister of Health and Social Services, Yukon
Related Products Backgrounder: Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon under the Emergency Treatment Fund Emergency Treatment Fund
Infographic: Government of Canada – Federal Actions on Opioids National report: Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada
SOURCE Health Canada
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