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WA to open 60 new beds to help ice addicts

AAP logoAAP 1/09/2016

Sixty new beds dedicated to rehabilitation for people addicted to the drug ice are on track to be opened by January, says WA Mental Health Minister Andrea Mitchell.

Fifty-two dedicated residential rehabilitation beds and eight low-medical detox beds were announced as part of $14.9 million to be spent by the government in 2016-17 tackling methamphetamine use.

In 2013, 3.8 per cent of people in WA reported using amphetamine or methamphetamine during that year, with the rate of use lower than a decade ago but higher potency means the drug is causing more harm to the community, according to the government.

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