The Western Canada Addiction Forum was founded in 2013, to provide clinicians with improved skills and education when it comes to dealing with patients battling mental health and addiction. After a two-year pandemic pause, this two-day event is back in Kelowna, B.C.
“It’s not okay for people not to get help, and so, how can we get as many of our health care providers feeling more and more comfortable in addiction, but also getting out there and saying the same thing?” said Dr. Rob Tanguay, addiction psychiatrist and WCAF co-chair.
“It’s time for us to let politicians know enough is enough, people shouldn’t have to wait to get help.”
Dr. Tanguay added that the two-year COVID pause surprisingly helped members of the WCAF better understand what it’s like for those dealing with mental health and/or substance use.