WINNIPEG – Manitoba and the federal government promise a total of $ 8.4 million to cope with the growing methamphetamine crisis in the province.
Manitomo Health Minister Cameron Freesen says the money will go to increase capacity for people going through their retirements to Winnipeg and Brandon.
It will also be used to create a mobile download service.
Frisen says the duty has created unique problems because the high is longer, it causes psychosis and the withdrawal symptoms can last months.
A call for proposals will be launched in the new year, and services will be expected in the spring.
Half of the funds come from the Federal Government Emergency Medical Emergency Fund set up to cope with the opioid crisis.