WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is investing more than $819,000 to increase the capacity of Winnipeg’s two Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinics.
Mental health minister Audrey Gordon says this will help with the higher demand for addictions services during the pandemic.
“We know some Manitobans have increased their substance use as a way to cope with the effects of stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Gordon. “This investment in the RAAM clinics will increase staffing and other supports, allowing the clinics to increase their capacity and make it easier for people to access their services.”
There are six RAAM clinics in Manitoba, the two in Winnipeg and one each in Brandon, Selkirk, Thompson and Portage la Prairie. More information can be found here.
There's also the Manitoba Addictions Helpline, 855-662-6605.