Auckland City Mission will get $16.7 million from the Government to fund new drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities.
The one-off funding will go towards building two floors at the Mission Home Ground development, which once completed will house 30 studio units for people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction through detoxification.
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The funding will be drawn from the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act.
"A huge number of Kiwi families will have experienced the terrible harm and distress that come from alcohol or drug dependency. As a community we need to do more to support people that are living with addiction," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
"We know that dedicated detoxification and treatment programmes make a significant difference. Demand for these services is high and too often people are waiting too long to get the help they need."
There are currently 20 detox beds funded across the Auckland region. When the project is completed in two year's time all 30 will be centrally located at the City Mission's Mission HomeGround in the Auckland CBD.
Detoxification involves stopping or reducing the intake of substances, working towards abstinence.