Needle-exchange fears allayed in Fernwood


Fernwood residents had the opportunity to voice there concerns about the changes to the Sobering Centre at 1125 Pembroke. 

Expansion of harm-reduction services at a sobering centre at Cook and Pembroke doesn’t mean it’s being turned into a fixed needle exchange, Fernwood residents have been told. And residents should have no concerns that the centre will generate the same types of problems that plagued Cormorant Street when a fixed needle exchange operated there, said Cheryl Damstetter, Vancouver Island Health Authority’s acting executive director for mental health services.

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Source: Times Colonist

Author: Bill Cleverley

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