2 Dec 2016

Underfunding addiction treatment in Marlborough

From Nine To Noon, 9:15 am on 2 December 2016

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Peter Rijhnen, the manager of St Marks Addiction Residential Treatment Centre who has had to close its halfway house and reduce its treatment courses because of funding pressures. Salvation Army's National Director for Addiction Services, Lynette Hutson, says it's a nationwide problem with funding creating perverse incentives could end up causing treatment programmes to do more harm than good.