Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
    Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
    Programs
  • Organisations
    Organisations
  • Conferences
    Conferences
  • Courses
    Courses
  • Funding
    Funding
  • Jobs
    Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

More substance use treatment services needed

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.

Contacts

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

Links

 
Last updated: 4 May 2011
 
Return to top