There is a full page article in the Vancouver Sun today serenading the opening of the new Mental Health & Substance Use facility at Surrey Memorial Hospital.
(Note that we always say Substance Use. If a fella were to accidentally say "Substance Abuse," he might find himself in solitary confinement.)
This symphony of excitement tells us about The 8,000 visits that will surely appear and the wonderful toys and the millions of dollars expended on this new miracle.
But when you read the fine print, as any buyer must, you find this note about the new staff: a specialist in substance use services.
Make that "a" as in ONE.
One designated genius to handle substance use and abuse issues.
Now, this is progress.
This is how authorities move forward.