The Salvation Army is officially launching a new Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program at the Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) in Victoria on Wednesday.
This new vital program, funded by the Salvation Army and the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, is ARC’s direct response to the 1,716 deaths due to illicit drug overdoses in 2020.
The recovery program will span over the course of 6-months and has a 9-bed capacity.
The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Progam will be incorporated into their existing housing and recovery-focused programming.
“By prioritizing health, housing can then be sustained,” states the Salvation Army in a release, ahead of the program’s official launch. “Ultimately, recovery is one piece of a very complex continuum that aims to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for Program Participants.”
A formal launch of the recovery program is scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m.