The alcohol and drug treatment sector says its annual Government funding needs to be at least doubled and funding provided to successful initiatives such as Alcohol and Drug Treatment courts and the Northland meth programme Te Ara Oranga.

The sector has been shrouded in uncertainty since the mental health and addiction inquiry reported back in December last year.

The Government response to its 40 recommendations - expected to establish a Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission - has been pushed back from March to April and now until Wednesday, with fiscal announcments due on Thursday when the Wellbing Budget will be

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Meth programme up in the air

Whole-of-Government response