15 Apr 2019

Opioid addiction help for over-60s surges

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 15 April 2019

There has been a ten-fold increase in the number of people over 60-years-old getting help for an addiction to opiate drugs. Figures released by the Ministry of Health show at least five hundred people aged 60 or over are now getting what's called opioid substitution treatment. Experts say there are likely to be many more who have a dependence but haven't put their hand up for help. Jordan Bond reports.