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New report calls for alcohol tax to fund rehabilitation

A 'treatment tax' should be added to the cost of alcohol in shops to fund a new generation of rehabilitation centres and stem the tide of Britain's addiction problem, according to a new report by the Centre for Social Justice.

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Full recovery from addiction 'preserve of the wealthy'

The director of the Centre for Social Justice has argued that poorer people are unable to get adequate treatment to tackle addictions. Christian Guy said:

Addiction rips into families, makes communities less safe and entrenches poverty.

For years full recovery has been the preserve of the wealthy – closed off to the poorest people and to those with problems who need to rely on a public system. We want to break this injustice wide open.

– Christian Guy, Centre for Social Justice director

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