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To: Department for Health, Northern Ireland

We need a Substance Misuse Treatment Centre for Belfast

People with addiction need to be able to seek help without fear of arrest. A Treatment Centre would ensure those who don't seek help and are at risk of overdose, receive care and are treated like a human being, rather than a statistic.

Why is this important?

Substance misuse accounted for 3000
deaths in 2021 in Northern Ireland - a 60% increase from the previous 10 years. It is young adults who
are at the highest risk of substance
misuse related death. A Treatment Centre has been opened in Scotland who have taken a person-centred approach - which has been praised as international best practice. We need to do the same here.

Northern Ireland, UK

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2024-01-31 21:19:27 +0000

25 signatures reached

2024-01-31 15:49:19 +0000

10 signatures reached