Northern Health is pleased to announce the integration of Addiction Services of Fort Alcohol and Drug Society to NH Mental Health and Addictions, for the communities of Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake. Northern Health has been working to integrate Mental Health and Addiction Services across its region since 2002 with the goal of improving services to people who frequently require help with both mental health- and addiction-related issues.
“We are pleased to welcome this community service into Northern Health.” says Debbie Strang, Director of Northern Interior Community Mental Health & Addictions programs. “We want to celebrate and honor the dedication of Fort Alcohol and Drug staff and Board members, as we continue to work on addressing the health and addictions challenges in our communities.”
Fort Alcohol and Drug Society has provided addictions services in the Fort St. James, Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake areas for more than 35 years. The addiction programs from Fort Alcohol and Drug will officially become integrated with Northern Health programs on April 1st, 2011.
Clients of FADS should expect a seamless transition to the new integrated services. Programs in Fort St James will continue to be offered from the existing Fort Alcohol and Drug offices at 160 Stuart Drive West. In Vanderhoof, the programs will co-locate at the Vanderhoof Health Unit, located at 3299 Hospital Road.