Meth helpline funding cut
A HELPINE offering free professional drug counselling has had its funding slashed less than two years after it was established.
More than 7000 West Australians have accessed the Meth Helpline, staffed by the Alcohol and Drug Support Service, since it started in September 2016.
Mental Health Commissioner Timothy Marney confirmed $154,000 was being cut from the service in the 2018-19 State Budget, which would result in a loss of 10 counsellor shifts.
The Meth Helpline operates 24-7; call 1800 874 878.