The BC Centre on Substance Use will now be following a new set of guidelines when it comes to treating young opioid addicts.
With one fifth of opioid related deaths involving those aged 10 to 24, the government has reassesed how to deal with these situations.
New treatment methods are aimed at being as flexible, accessible, and user friendly as possible while focusing on allowing family members to be involved in the process wherever possible.
This will not, however infract on the confidentiality of the program as it aims to give special attention to teens about to leave the youth care system.
The Centre is using an evidence based approach in their new guidelines to combat challenges that have arisen in youth treatment in the past.