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More substance use beds for our area

16 new spaces are coming to the Kootenay-Boundary to help people with mental health and substance use issues.

They are among 73 news beds being announced across Interior Health.

Dave Harrhy, the Executive Director For Mental Health And Substance Use, says it’s about more than just beds.

IH is now inviting proposals from qualified bidders in our area for 8 medium term support recovery beds as well as 8 beds for adults going through acute withdrawal.

The extra spaces are aimed at shifting mental health and substance use clients away from hospital ER’s to a supportive community setting.

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