before Christ initiates a project aimed at reducing the number of deaths by over-exposure by inmates recently released from correctional facilities.
The investigative committee of the coroner last year found about two-thirds BC. Residents who have died from illicit drug overdose for a period of 19 months have recently contacted the criminal justice system.
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The Panel noted that from January 2016 until the end of July 2017, 333 people died in the first month of release from a correctional facility.
The health ministry announced on Wednesday that five new community transition teams, Prince George, Kamloops, Nanaimo and Port Coquitlam, were set up in Surrey to help people with opiate disorders to cure.
The teams consist of social workers and peers who have used drugs and can be closed to work with the person who is released to provide the necessary support.
Lynne Pelletier, with B.C. Mental health and substance-related services state that people in the judicial system are one of the most vulnerable societies, but they are most difficult to reach in the immediate urgent cases of overdose.
"Integrating community care with community care gives us the ability not only to prevent overdose, but also to connect with health services and eventually change their lives by addressing some of the social and economic realities that led us to the top . "
Dr. Nader Sharifi, medical director of corrective health services, says that about 40 percent of people in correctional facilities get treatment for the disorder of the use of opiates.
He says people are at increased risk when they leave the facility and have no access to the doctor.
"There are barriers to continuing treatment that begin with us. Clients face stigma. They may not have a revenue and have no fixed address. It is not easy to reach the nearest medical office, "he said in a statement.
Community transition teams began to connect with the first clients this month. The provincial health services department says it hopes to extend the project next year on the basis of service outcomes.
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