Northern Health is looking for groups willing to provide four addiction recovery beds in Fort St. John.
Northern Health will put forward a request for proposals this September. The beds will help support the day treatment program that is providing addiction recovery services in the community.
“Supportive Recovery Beds are crucial elements of the day treatment recovery process,” said Tracy Mclellan, Director, Mental Health & Addiction Services, Northeast, Northern Health. “Without the recovery beds, it can be difficult to meet the needs of the clients in the program and the community.”
The Day Treatment Program has replaced the more traditional residential treatment for clients as it allows them to access day treatment services along with a supportive recovery bed in their home community, if required. This model helps people to learn skills to use in their home environments while ensuring the supports are available during the day.
The program is tailored to the individual and not to a group or cohort as are more traditional models, which is important because it supports people to recover at their own pace.
Northern Health’s request for proposals will be posted on B.C. Bid by September 2 with an application deadline of September 30, 2011 with the hope that the new program can start in November of this year.