Overdoses hitting hardest in regional and remote Australia

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A recent report by the Penington Institute shows that for the fifth year running more than 2000 Australians lost their lives to overdose in a single calendar year, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are dying from overdose at 3 times the rate of non-indigenous Australians.

Meanwhile, Australia has seen a shrink in the number of remote and regional centres for treating victims of addiction.

 

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