MORE than $13 million of the ACT budget will be dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
According to the ACT government, $6.4 million will be spent to support residential rehabilitation services, provide more targeted treatment for methamphetamine addiction and establish a new support service for families and caregivers of people who use meth. Drugs.
The government says the boost will be supported by the continued redevelopment of the Watson Health Precinct, which will include new facilities for Ted Noffs and CatholicCare and a residential rehabilitation service dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
An additional $3 million will be dedicated to this residential rehabilitation service to facilitate site preparation, detailed design and commissioning work in partnership with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services.
Additional funding will go to Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm to transition to a residential program, as well as Canberra Script, the government’s real-time prescription monitoring service.
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Ian Meikle, editor