New addictions care centre to open in Halifax

The Addictions and Mental Health Department announced a new outpatient recovery support centre is openeing in Halifax this week.

The facility on Fenwick Street is expected to open its doors on Thursday with a team including a physician, registered nurses, social workers and administrative staff.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people living with substance use and gambling disorders to get the help they need, when and where they need it,” Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and Mental Health, said in a press release. “This new recovery support centre is located in downtown Halifax, helping make it easier for people to get the care they need in their community.”

The provincial government said people can get in-person assessments, take part in group programming and get harm reduction and recovery support at the centre.

People can drop into the centre for services or make an appointment by calling 902-429-4229 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Nova Scotia said hours are expected to expand as the clinical team grows.

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