(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay Police Service is very busy day to day with numerous calls involving people passed out drunk in a public place, today was no different.
Today they had to deal with numerous calls where they had to almost babysit drunk people and ensure they don’t get violent with medical staff that are attending the calls.
Another incident today at the corner of Ambrose and South Algoma where an intoxicated person had to be hauled off to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Emergency Department AKA “The Hilton” to sleep off the booze.
Thunder Bay’s detox centre is often at capacity, rehab centres often have waiting lists many months long. There is a direct link between the rampant crime in Thunder Bay and substance abuse issues. Numerous Judge’s have stated that the majority of crimes committed in Thunder Bay are because of addiction issues.
Thunder Bay needs more addiction-related services. Our police, hospital, paramedics and tax-dollars are being abused in an inefficient and burdening way the system is setup at the moment.
We have very under funded and overwhelmed addiction services available in Thunder Bay. More needs to be done. Push your favourite politician and demand more.