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New addiction recovery centre proposed for Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – A new addiction recovery centre and second-stage housing development in Campbell River is in the works.

The Turning Point Recovery Society, the City of Campbell River and the North Island Supportive Recovery Society (Second Chance) agreed on a memorandum of understanding to support the development of the project.

The proposal is for a 20-bed recovery facility to be built with approximately 36 second-stage housing units on land owned by the City of Campbell River at 1720 Willis Road.

Staff would be at the building at all times and counselling services, a bed, meals and prescribed medications would be provided.

“The development proposal also includes supportive aftercare housing for individuals advanced in their recovery,” said Second Chance chairperson Phil Salter. “We are excited to be partnering on this innovative and unique collaborative effort to address the addiction recovery needs in our community.”

Turning Point and Second Chance are planning to facilitate the project.

“In the face of complex societal problems, we must work together to help our community,” said Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams. “By coming together with community partners such as Second Chance and Turning Point to provide the proposed addiction recovery centre, we can address these urgent issues to help those in need.”

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