By Letter to the Editor on October 29, 2020.
For decades, the detox centre in Fort Macleod and the Lander Centre in Claresholm have been the only options for residential addictions treatment available to people in our area. They still are – even though we have seen this drug crisis developing for years if not decades.
A couple of years ago, I heard a Lethbridge police officer say that cocaine use in Lethbridge was two-kilo per weekend – not all of it used by people who ended up in our parks.
We all seem to agree that wrap-around intox/detox/addiction treatment services are what we need – so maybe we should all stop yelling about this and do it!