Oct 29, 2012 | 6:46Mainstreet Cape Breton Detox Counselor Attendents - Detox Changes Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Detox Counselor Attendents - Detox Changes Oct 29, 2012 | 6:46People being laid off from Addiction Services are speaking out.
The District Health Authority has decided to lay off six people called Counsellor Attendants. Four of them work in withdrawal maintenance or detox, one in opiate recovery, and one in the Day program.
The Health Authority says, the attendants don't have the training and credentials needed for the work they were doing. It says they will be replaced with workers more suited to the job requirements.
Murray MacNeil and Margaret Graham are worried.... not just about their own futures... but about the quality of addiction treatment.
MacNeil has 10 years experience in detox, Graham 22 years. They spoke with CBC's Joan Weeks earlier today.
May 24, 2013 | 6:31Maritime Noon Where do you want to buy YOUR booze? Audio
Maritime Noon Where do you want to buy YOUR booze? May 24, 2013 | 6:31The Progressive Conservative party wants Nova Scotians to have access to liquor in grocery and corner stores. Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health tells Norma Lee MacLeod that increased access leads to increased drinking.