Pilot project to be launched to help reduce substance use by young people
The provincial government will launch a five-year pilot project starting next fall in several communities to help prevent substance use among young people. As part of the health plan, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said an overdose prevention site has already been identified at ENSEMBLE’s existing location in Moncton and is expected to be in operation by the end of the month. In addition, walk-in services will be introduced at the province’s 14 addiction and mental health clinics within the next year. From left: Moncton South MLA Greg Turner; Shepard; Debby Warren, executive director of ENSEMBLE; and Social Development Minister Bruce Fitch.