MPs call on government to reverse cuts to protect children of alcoholics

MPs are calling for urgent funds to reduce the risk posed to the UK’s 2.6m children of alcoholic parents – as figures show drug and alcohol related hospital admissions are on the rise.

Liam Byrne MP, chair of the children of alcoholics APPG, claims addiction treatment budgets are being cut “left, right and centre”

Nearly 60 per cent of local authorities slashed drug and alcohol treatment budgets for adults last year – moves described as a “false economy” by a cross-party group of MPs.

Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now

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