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‘A methodical approach’: Addictions expert applauds Sask. shifting policies on illicit drug use [Video]

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A leading addictions and recovery expert is applauding Saskatchewan’s new approach to illicit drug use issues of moving focus away from harm reduction and towards recovery.

Carson McPherson, originally from Shaunavon, Sask. and CEO of ROSC Solutions Group, was one of many people who helped advise the province in advance of last fall’s Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan.

“What you’re seeing is, in my opinion, something that everyone in Saskatchewan should be happy with,” he said.

“This government’s taking a methodical approach. They’re not racing like a lot of other jurisdictions in the country have and sort of throwing things to see what works.”

McPherson has spent years designing, implementing, and delivering addiction treatment programs in Canada.

Recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) is one of the new principles of the province’s shift in dealing with mental health and addictions impacts.

ROSC’s purpose is to integrate a variety of services …

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