In this audit, we found Manitobans did not have access to appropriate addiction treatment services when they need them.

Substance abuse and addictions can have a devastating impact on individuals directly affected, as well as those around them.

In this audit, we looked at whether Manitobans had access to appropriate addictions treatment services when they needed them. Unfortunately, we found they often did not. Capacity did not meet the demand for addiction treatment in Manitoba and as a result, people continued to experience long waits. These issues were amplified in rural areas and in the North.

This report includes 15 recommendations.

Watch a short video of Auditor General Tyson Shtykalo discussing the report:

Published: July 2023

Sector: Government Operations

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