Number of south-west residents using drug and alcohol on rise since COVID-19 pandemic

Monique Patterson
By Monique Patterson
Updated July 24 2022 - 2:13am, first published 1:00am
LOBBYING: WRAD is continuing to push for a residential rehabilitation facility.

The number of Victorians waiting for drug and alcohol treatment has increased by more than 70 per cent since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.


Monique Patterson

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