24 Apr 2017

Meth should be targeted like tobacco & alcohol: support groups

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 24 April 2017

Methamphetamine support groups say P should be prioritised in public health messaging, just as alcohol and tobacco are, saying use of the drug its outstripping efforts to curb it. More and more meth support groups are being established all over the country by volunteers - so far there are groups in Auckland, Waiheke Island, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Porirua, Wellington, and Westport. Lynn Freeman talks with co-founder of Tauranga's Brave Heart NZ group, Erin O'Neill; Western Bay of Plenty Senior Police Constable, Lindsay "Red" Smith, who mentors families with meth using loved ones, and Waipukurau mental health support worker, Nicky Prisk, who is starting a drop in centre in the town for people affected by the drug.

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