A NEW £1m centre is set to strike a blow against drug abuse.
The centre, for people affected by drugs and alcohol misuse, was officially opened by local MP Shahid Malik today.
The Wellington Street Project, in Dewsbury, was officially opened today by Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik.
The Project gives substance abuse unit Lifeline Kirklees the chance to improve provision for users and their families, and cut waiting times.
The new site has more room for clients and family members who want to accompany them.
Clr Andrew Marchington, chairman of Kirklees Safer Communities Partnership, said: "We hope this new facility will increase the number of people getting treatment and support, and reduce the harm to individuals, their families and communities associated with substance misuse."
Bridget Hughes, manager of Lifeline Kirklees, said: "Being able to locate all our North Kirklees services in one building is a wonderful opportunity to attract more people into treatment.
"We are very grateful to all our sponsors."
Part of the project involves linking former drug users to local job and training opportunities. This aspect of it won an award from the European Labour Party.
Lifeline Kirklees has been working with drug users and their families since the early 1980s.