Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

Two More Addictions-Focused Clinics Open in Manitoba

Cliff Cullen
Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

The province has opened two more Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine clinics in Manitoba to help people suffering from addictions.

The RAAM clinics are located in Brandon on 7th Street and Thompson at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba’s Eaglewood site.

“RAAM clinics provide assessment, counselling, the prescribing of appropriate medication, and connections for patients to community treatment programs and primary care physicians,” said Justice Minister Cliff Cullen.

“The clinics are key elements in the provincial effort to help Manitobans seeking treatment for addictions or substance-related concerns including opioids, methamphetamine and alcohol.”

The province says the clinics are designed to help patients more easily navigate the health system, moving them between addiction medicine specialists, primary care providers and community supports. The clinics are typically staffed by an addictions physician and a combination of clinicians, counsellors and outreach workers.

Two RAAM clinics opened in Winnipeg within the past two months, while another is scheduled to open in Selkirk later this year.

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