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Council gets update on Sobering and Assessment Centre numbers

More than 500 people visited the Campbell River Sobering and Assessment Centre in September and October. That’s according to numbers in an update given to council.

During those months the facility, which opened in July, saw 311 men and 223 women.
An average of 85 per cent of them reported drinking before going to the centre with the average length of stay being between eight and 10 hours. The centre also had to turn away 38 people because the shelter was full.

CRSAC is a safe and supportive environment for publicly intoxicated people to sober up as well as other services for people addicted to substances. Its goals include decreasing the number of emergency room visits for alcoholics and providing an alternative to locking people in the drunk tank.

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