Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri 31-08-2012

Addiction service changes won't save cash - Minister

by Manx Radio

Addiction service changes won't save cash - Minister

Health Minister David Anderson says appointing the Alcohol Advisory Service to help those with drug and gambling problems won’t save his department much money.

The move, announced yesterday, comes after the Drug Advisory Service and Helpline had its government funding stopped earlier this year.

Mr Anderson says the new service will be more convenient for users as a one-stop shop for addicts.

But he says it won’t shave much off the department’s costs.

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