The province currently has one Provincial Addictions Facility and three transitional housing facilities.
While these facilities provide structured detoxification, rehabilitation, and transition support, long term, peer-based recovery homes are not currently available on PEI.
The province, on average, spends a minimum of $150 per person per day for a provincial extended care facility. If sent off-Island to a long-term care facility, as much as $36,000 per month is spent per person.
Lennon House intends to provide an atmosphere similar to off-Island facilities such as Oakhill & Ledgehill Recovery Centres in Nova Scotia: homes providing a continuum of care for those with addiction and mental health issues, and encouraging a long-term path to recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Over 600 Islanders visited a walk-in mental health clinic in 2017.
4,000 students have received help from the Student Well-Being Teams in the 2017-2018 school year on PEI.
Over 900 clients were served in the four opiate replacement program clinics, offered in Montague, Mount Herbert, Summerside, and Charlottetown.
Addiction kills more people than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined.
Over 1,000 Island youth and families have been supported by the Strongest Families program since 2015.
In 2016-2017, 12,000 referrals were issued, 57% being to community mental health services, and 43% being to addiction services.
Only 50% of people that presented themselves with mental health and addiction issues on PEI were seen in 2016-2017.
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