The Hume region will receive a share of $34 million to address the growing use of illicit drugs.MONIQUE FREER April 30, 2014 3:34am
Drug and alcohol treatment service providers across the Hume region will benefit from a share of $34
The Victorian Government announced on Monday the money would be invested over four years in this year’s state budget to expand drug and alcohol treatment services.
Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said this funding would support services for more than 2000 extra people per year in rural and metropolitan areas in response to growth in the use of ice and other drugs.
‘‘Ice is a dangerous drug that can destroy relationships, health and lives,’’ Ms Wooldridge said.
‘‘Ice use affects not only the user, but their friends, families, workmates and the community.’’
Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan said the funding would help combat the ruinous effect ice had on families and the lives of young people in the region.
‘‘Its toll on communities, the health system, police and other emergency services workers is enormous,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘Last year drug offences, including use, possession and trafficking, increased by 23.6 per cent across the Benalla region.’’
Of the $34
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