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Government run addiction service defended

Chief Minister Allan Bell

A government supported addiction service adequately meets the needs of the the people of the Isle of Man.

That's according to the Chief Minister who says people with drug problems will still receive the right help.

Allan Bell was responding to a question about the future of the drugs charity DASH in the House of Keys last week which used to receive 90 per cent of its funding from the Department of Social Care.

That was pulled last year and now some politicians say they're worried that moving services "in house" will mean a drop in the number of people proactively seeking help.

Shelly Stanley from DASH explains why this might be:


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