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13 April 2019, 10:05 | Updated: 13 April 2019, 10:07
Local authorities in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Stoke are to receive over £1.2 million of funding for them to improve on and invest in facilities for people with alcohol problems.
This is the fourth time Public Health England (PHE) has led the programme of supporting drug and alcohol treatment through funding.
Birmingham will get the money for a new accessible alcohol support services in the heart of communities and Wolverhampton will get money to improve services.
Recovery for You is one of those, which supports people misusing. Capital Reports spoke to Ollie who volunteers there.
#LISTEN Ollie, a recovering alcoholic in #Wolverhampton tells #CapitalReports that families of addiction often need support too.— Capital Brum News (@CapitalBIRNews) April 13, 2019
It's as both the city and Birmingham will benefit from better services for those with addictions. Families will also be supported. pic.twitter.com/5bfQK8eoeD
In total 23 projects have been awarded by PHE, costing £6 million.
It's after bids were made from each area which focused on improving access to alcohol treatment and meeting the needs of parents, or people experiencing rough sleeping, who have alcohol problems