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Background Briefing is investigative journalism at its finest, exploring the issues of the day and examining society in a lively on-the-road documentary style.

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On thin ice

June 6th, 2015

Episode 83 of 151 episodes

The government has declared an ice epidemic, but users who want to go to rehab face long waiting lists unless they can afford costly private treatments. Recovering addicts speak to Background Briefing about their descent into addiction, and their recovery, while New Zealand’s emphasis on affordable treatment offers a model for others to follow. Anne Connolly reports.

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