Expert slams lack of addiction treatment centre in Galway City

Galway Bay fm newsroom – An addiction expert is slamming the lack of a dedicated addiction treatment centre in the city.

Clinical specialist with Addiction Councillors Ireland Joe Treacy says there was a unit based at Merlin Park – but it was the subject of an arson attack in 2013 and was never replaced.

He also points out there was a regional centre at St. Brigid’s in Ballinasloe, which was also closed several years ago.

He says it’s completely unacceptable given the size of Galway City and the high number of young people residing here.

He further claims some Government funding was secured last year following a long-running campaign – but there’s still no progress on establishing a service.

Joe Treacy says Galway City needs an addiction treatment centre immediately – to hear more, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…

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