Did a lack of information contribute to methadone clinic uproar?
Second Chances methadone clinic is on the move and hopingits new neighbours are more receptive than the community of Braeside.
Second Chances methadone clinic is on the move and hoping
its new neighbours are more receptive than the community of Braeside.
The clinic shut down after people in the community
threatened counsellors who work there and made a lot of noise during a public
"The real information about this clinic how they
operated who their clients were never got out for people and communities to
react to and understand," said Ald. Brian Pincott.
Second Chances said last week it was leaving town for good,
but an outpouring of support from Calgarians changed their mind and they
are looking in a less residential area for a new home.
Some 500 addicts access
the clinic in order to receive the methadone treatment they need to get off
their street drug of choice. The only other clinic is run by ADAAC and is often
at capacity for clients.