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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places
 

More substance use treatment services needed

Date posted: 29 April 2011

The drug policy group Anex is calling for better treatment services for alcohol and other drug use in regional areas such as the Far West. A report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found people in regional and rural areas are up to 40% more likely to over-use alcohol than people in capital cities. It also found over-use of opiate-based prescription pain killers is more common in the bush. The chief executive of Anex, John Ryan, says the current distribution of treatment services does not match the need.

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Anex
Suite 1 Level 2
600 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy North 3068
Email: info@anex.org.au

Media contacts:
Kelly Eng
Mobile: 0414 982 049
Patrick Griffiths
Mobile: 0438 664 774

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Last updated: 4 May 2011
 
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