Addictions

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

As this province struggles with increasingly severe addictions issues, NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says the policies and procedures at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and other corrections facilities are not adequate. “Without proper addictions rehab programming and schooling we are warehousing not rehabilitating,” she said today.

 
Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi MHA Lorraine Michael

Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi MHA Lorraine Michael wrote to the Newfoundland Herald in August questioning the province's reliance on income from VLTs, and apparent lack of will to do much to help those addicted to gambling.

The Herald followed up with a feature interview -- pick up this week's (Sept. 20-26) issue to read it, or download a PDF of the article from the link below.

 

Today in the House of Assembly NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) asked government about the crises in methadone treatments.

“As the drug addiction crisis in the province grows,” said Rogers, “what is the minster doing to quickly deal with the situation?”

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John’s Centre.

 
MHA Gerry Rogers

The department of Health and Community Services is doing a completely inadequate job when it comes to helping people end addictions, NDP MHA Gerry Rogers (St. John’s Centre) said today.

 

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