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Brentwood is receiving $150,000 in new funding from the Erie St. Clair LHIN to secure the Young Adults with Addictions Day and Residential program.
Brentwood’s 21-day program, which is based on complete abstinence, is designed to help young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 who are suffering from alcohol addiction or other substance abuse problems. Those who are under the age of 16 may also attend the program provided there is consent from the parent, guardian, or Children’s Aid Society.
In 2014, 79 youth successfully completed the 21-day program.
“The suffering caused by teenagers abusing drugs affects themselves, their families, friends, education, opportunities, community, and even their long-term goals. The late Father Paul Charbonneau, always felt that our adolescents with the beginnings of addiction were “slipping through the cracks”. We are encouraged that the Erie St. Clair LHIN has recognized the need and made this long-term commitment to our community.” said Dan Soulliere, Executive Director at Brentwood.