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Addiction problems plaguing a quarter of IoM prisoners

Thu, 02 Apr 2015


A quarter of inmates at the Isle of Man Prison have needed help for drug and alcohol related problems.

The figure could even be greater than that, with the statistics collated based on people who admitted a problem upon arrival.

Currently 14 inmates are prescribed methadone.

The findings were revealed in the House of Keys earlier this week following a series of questions posed by Onchan MHK Zac Hall.

Thea Ozenturk from the Motiv8 addiction charity says help is on hand for prisoners looking to battle their drug problems:


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