Ziera sharing her recovery story at a young recovering addicts panel at the Parksville Community Centre. (Cloe Logan photo)

‘Pathways to Treatment’ event comes to Parksville March 13

Narcan training available on site

An event aiming to show Parksville Qualicum Beach residents pathways to residential treatment and addiction recovery is taking place this week.

Narcan training will also be available at the free event, open to all members of the public.

Kelly Morris, one of the organizers of the March 13 event, said although the event is about showcasing how to access treatment — it’s also a call for more in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

“Detox only has 12 beds for the whole Island,” she said. “We need a treatment centre.”

Morris started an organization called ‘Treatment Pathways,’ which helps people suffering from addiction access treatments. Her organization provides: family support around addiction; 24-hour treatment and detox; transportation to services; aftercare support and housing and how to easily access treatment.

READ MORE: Parksville residents hear compelling tales from recovering young addicts

The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Garry Oaks Room at the Parksville Community Centre.


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