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# lack-of-support - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns
# Lack Of Support
# Lack Of Support

Large numbers of people with drug addictions were 'left to kill themselves slowly' during lockdowns

Jan 5th 2022, 12:05 AM 36,540 Views 61 Comments
  • Substance abuse support groups were classed as non-essential services for five months from March 2020, leaving people without a lifeline.
  • A survey of 157 drug and alcohol support services found that 84% of the support groups saw an increase in drug use among their clients.
  • “The ball was dropped by the government and people were left to kill themselves slowly for the first year of the pandemic," said one support worker.

# lack-of-support - Saturday 14 July, 2018

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness
# Lack Of Support
# Lack Of Support

‘I was homeless and in a shelter at 15’: Care leavers being forced into homelessness

Jul 14th 2018, 12:05 AM 16,541 Views 49 Comments

Limited supports for children coming through care is forcing young people out onto the streets and into a growing homeless crisis.