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September 17th 2019

Our 2018-19 Annual Report is hot off the press! Click here to read about Tamarack's activities, goals and successes over the past year.

December 19th 2018

Tamarack is pleased to report that after a three day on-site visit from Accreditation Canada we have been granted "Accreditation with Exemplary Standing" for the second time running! This is the highest level of accreditation that can be achieved by an organization and speaks to Tamarack's culture of continuous improvement and our unwavering focus on client and family-centred care. To read more about accreditation and what it means for Tamarack and the clients we serve, click here

March 6th 2018

ADDICTIONS FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA FUNDS THREE WOMEN’S ADDICTIONS TREATMENT BEDS AT TAMARACK RECOVERY CENTRE

Three women’s addictions treatment beds at Tamarack Recovery Centre have been facilitated through an innovative pilot project with a focus on crystal methamphetamine treatment.

The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) is currently operating at full capacity at its 24-bed Women’s Residential Treatment Facility in Winnipeg, which provides short-term addictions treatment services. In order to help women access treatment quickly, AFM has funded three women’s treatment beds at our Winnipeg drug rehab centre.

“This arrangement will provide a means for AFM to help women on our wait list access service more quickly, by using the available treatment bed capacity at Tamarack Recovery Centre,” said Ben Fry, Chief Executive Officer for AFM. “In addition, Tamarack Recovery Centre's 60 day, longer-term treatment program will prove particularly advantageous for those clients who require longer stay options and the type of extensive aftercare support that is offered by Tamarack. This pilot project will be explored for its future opportunities to help the addictions system work in a more responsive and integrated fashion in response to the ever increasing demands for services.”

Because crystal methamphetamine treatment typically requires both immediate and long-term care, the beds at Tamarack will prioritize women seeking treatment for crystal meth addiction through the pilot project’s integrated, longer-term treatment approach.

“Working in this way, by sharing our resources and being able to respond to the needs of our community, is a positive step towards strengthening Manitoba’s addictions treatment system", said Lisa Cowan, Executive Director of Tamarack Recovery Centre. “Tamarack provides high-quality accredited treatment with extensive aftercare support. We are excited and encouraged to be able to offer this opportunity to more individuals who will benefit from this treatment.”

January 19th 2018

“I think it’s important to start talking about recovery and show what recovery looks like.”

Hats off to our graduate Stephanie for continuing to share her recovery journey in The Winnipeg Free Press today!

 “It’s great to be able to share a positive recovery story but it’s important to remember that I’m just one of many people who completed Tamarack’s program and went on to do good things” , says Stephanie.

We couldn’t agree more. We are blessed as a staff and organization to watch many people take back their lives every single day. We are proud to be part of each of your journeys!

To read the full story, click here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/oakes-family-saved-me-woman-says-470040223.html

January 18th 2018

Yesterday Tamarack alumni Stephanie Johnson sat down with CBC's Marcy Markusa to discuss addiction, recovery and the importance of long term care.

Listen to the interview here. 

January 15th 2018

Through the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation, Tamarack alumni Stephanie Johnson developed the "Addicts & Artists" project in the hopes of sharing the therapeutic value of artistic expression with others in recovery.

Says Stephanie: "I've been an artist most of my life. Both in addiction and recovery, expressive arts gave me a means of communicating when other avenues failed. This project was developed as a way of giving people like myself access to alternative ways of communicating, and I couldn't be more grateful to be able to work with Tamarack's clients".

View the inspiring video, which showcases some of Tamarack's clients who participated in this exciting project.

November 8th 2017 - MAAW is on!

Manitoba Addictions Awareness Week 2017 will be happening from November 13th to 17th. Be sure to check out some of the many interesting events planned around the province - you can download the listing here. Staff from Tamarack will be at the Wrap Up event at Portage Place Mall in Winnipeg so if you're around, come by for a chat. We look forward to seeing you.