About Portage

04-21-2011

National Post
Counterpoint: Drug addicts can’t recover if they’re already dead

On this last point, Ms. Kay appears to agree with us. The Portage program she cites begins with extensive pre-admission counselling, includes a minimum 60-day residential period and concludes with extensive post-treatment supports like job placement and ongoing case management. Since the Harper government is so eager to assert a role in health care issues that are constitutionally the domain of the provinces, we would emphatically support federal funding for a national addiction treatment plan. Sadly, it seems he would rather spend the money warehousing addicts in mega-prisons instead.

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