More support is needed for those battling addiction and substance abuse – McCallion

Elisha McCallion MP has called for more support for people struggling with addiction and substance abuse problems, following a meeting alongside Chris Hazzard MP with Addiction NI representatives in Westminster on Tuesday.

McCallion said:

“Addiction and substance abuse are issues we still struggle with as a society and continue to afflict too many citizens.

“In recent times there has been a significant increase in drug-related deaths. As we approach what can be a difficult time of year for many, we must be vigilant and compassionate it caring for vulnerable citizens.

“Today was an important opportunity to explore the many different problems linked to addiction, including homelessness and mental health, and I look forward to continuing with this engagement in the future.”