Call for addiction relief for Bay of Plenty – MSN

Call for addiction relief for Bay of Plenty – MSN

Candidates from both major parties are joining calls for beds to help rehabilitate addicts in Tauranga and western Bay of Plenty.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board said there were no residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in the district aside from a single detox bed in Whakatāne Hospital.

A Tauranga mother whose son has addiction and mental health issues was among those calling for rehabilitation beds in the city.

She said her son had moved to Auckland to gain a higher place on a waiting list for a residential treatment bed, as there were limited spaces for people from other regions.

By MSN

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/call-for-addiction-relief-for-bay-of-plenty/ar-AArMPV6?ocid=News