Kelowna is a city in the south of Canada’s British Columbia province. It’s in the Okanagan Valley, on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake, surrounded by provincial parks, pine forest, vineyards, orchards and mountains. Its downtown area incorporates waterfront City Park and a lakeside cultural district. More than 20 local vineyards offer wine tours and tastings.
Kelowna Mental Health & Substance Use
505 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C5
Monday – Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Interior Crisis Line Network (24 hours): 1-888-353-2273
If you or your loved one is seeking information on medically assisted detox or drug and or alcohol addiction treatment in a private residential rehab facility near Kelowna, we encourage you to connect with one of our experts 24 hours a day at 1-877-387-4155.
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR), formerly the Centre for Addictions Research of BC, at the University of Victoria, is a network of individuals and groups dedicated to the study of substance use and addiction. CISUR seeks to support community-wide efforts to promote health and reduce harm.
CISUR publishes research bulletins and educational resources. These are designed to help health professionals support individuals and communities deal with issues related to substance use and addiction. CISUR also publishes a range of information and self-help materials. These publications help people better understand, prevent and manage substance use and related issues. The goal is happier, healthier lives, whether using substances or not.
Looking at the numbers for the mobile safe consumption service, this facility is well attended and is delivering a service that is valued by the clients. However, referrals from the mobile to other services have been low, potentially due to the lack of space and time available to engage clients in confidential discussions about treatment options and harm reduction. Additionally, the spectrum of mental health and substance use services in Kelowna is not optimized. There are gaps in service, sometimes wait times, and other areas of opportunity that need improvement. Additional funding would assist Interior Health to develop and expand the programs and range of services to improve outcomes for patients and service recipients. This is the key to the overall issue: unless you deal with the roots of the problem, increasing health, housing and safety costs will continue to burden all levels of government. Source: Public Safety Report Review and recommendations from the Public Safety Liaison