Peterborough is contending with a opioid crisis. Everyone who loses their lives to an overdose is a child, a parent, a sibling or a friend. Peterborough has seen too many needless deaths from addiction. I have established a Consumption and Treatment steering committee to submit an application for a site. The Consumption and Treatment Site will have wrap-around services. This includes addictions services, primary medical care, mental health support, counselling, and social services (housing, food and employment.)
It is critical that those dealing with addiction and mental health issues have the support they need to battle their addictions and return to normal and healthy lives. In order to do so, we need to bring together numerous community services in one location and provide patient-centred, connected care.