Highlights from Roundtable 7: Substance Habituation

11 Dec Highlights from Roundtable 7: Substance Habituation

The DVA – Connecting the Dots: Towards Health and Wellbeing in our Communities…

On December 10, 2015, the DVA held its seventh in a series of Metrocore Quilting roundtables exploring the connection between this year’s subject area Health and Wellbeing and some of the key components of successful city-making. The goal is to generate a “quilt” of insights leading to inform the development of a DVA advocacy strategy on the subject of Health and Wellbeing.

…a substance habituation perspective.

The December 10 roundtable hosted by VIA Architecture brought together participants involved in the realm of substance habituation to explore the shared understanding between residents, businesses, and community organizations that can help us inform our position on health and wellbeing in Vancouver’s Metrocore.


Key Takeaways: Substance Habituation

  • Integration of the treatment spectrum; many paths.
  • Progress depends on acceptance of evidence, leadership, and decriminalization.
  • Housing:
    • Supported housing with continued attached services that continue into the future.
    • Housing first, then go on… Integration of services, supported housing, low barrier employment, medical care.