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Salvation Army supports march against P

Salvation Army supports march against P

Issued on the Authority of Colonel Robin Forsyth, Chief Secretary, The Salvation Army, New Zealand Fiji & Tonga Territory

Wednesday 22 February 2006,

The Salvation Army strongly supports the March against P which is scheduled to arrive at the steps of Parliament House midday tomorrow.

This march is highlighting the tragic damage P is causing individuals, families and the New Zealand community.

"The Salvation Army deplores the loss of life, the crime, the loss of employment, and the damage being done to families and relationships due to P," said The Salvation Army's acting National Manager for Addiction Services, Paul Clifford today.

"Our staff are seeing the tragic problems which marchers are vividly giving expression to".

While recognising the good work already being undertaken in the National Drug Strategy by government, The Salvation Army believes many of the requests being made of Government by marchers are still desperately needed. In particular, it agrees there is a strong need for more public awareness programmes, more treatment and rehabilitation programmes generally and a great need for drug addiction and addiction rehabilitation programmes in jails.

"Salvation Army rehabilitation services such as The Bridge Programme continue to see the tragic results caused by P and other addictive substances. We're working hard with individuals, groups and communities to reduce substance use and to support and improve the lives of individuals and families affected and we want to see everything that can be done being done" says Paul.

ENDS

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