Health Network plan will tackle addictions

The Mount Waddington Health Network (MWHN) is about to unveil a new plan to combat addiction.

The Mount Waddington Health Network (MWHN) is about to unveil a new plan to combat addiction.

The program will be revealed at the 19th meeting of the MWHN at U’gwamalis Hall Nov. 30 in Fort Rupert.

“Addiction is an extremely difficult problem in the Mt. Waddington area,” said Sandra Waarne, facilitator for Mt. Waddington.

“Alcohol purchases are much higher on the North Island than the per capita average for Vancouver Island,” she said.

Also, many hospital patients arrive under the influence of drugs, according to Waarne.

The new plan, entitled Changing Together-A Healing Journey, will be reviewed and discussed at the meeting.

The event will be held Nov. 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at U’gwamalis Hall, 99 Tsaksi Way, Fort Rupert.

Lunch will be served.

Those wishing to attend should RSVP Reena Preece at reena.preece@viha.ca or call 250-902-6071.