Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 8:45 PM ET

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National Audio 8:45 PM ET

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NAT150 - (Overdose-Crisis) VANCOUVER. x-08s. Families in British Columbia are calling for more government support as they try to help loved ones struggling with addiction navigate the health-care system. The Network of Family Members and Caregivers has released a report identifying challenges to deal with what they call a non-existent continuum of care that isn't so accessible. Doctor Evan Wood with the B-C Centre on Substance Use says families are the experts on how addiction has affected their loved ones, and they also need support groups. (" ..family-centred response.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy says she has spent months consulting families to understand their needs, but families say it's time for action. …

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