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‘A tragedy for addicts’. Why rehab centres are shutting their doors | Tom Wall

Like many others in the UK, Bristol’s Chandos House residential centre is being forced to close in November as council cuts hit referralsMartin Hopkins is sitting peacefully in the pretty, sun-dappled courtyard garden of Bristol’s Chandos House addiction treatment centre. He’s come a long way in six months. “I was on the streets in Plymouth. I was using heroin, crack, spice. I was trying to kill myself,” he says.The 41-year-old admits he was a one-man crime wave. “I was shoplifting. I was stealing off my fa

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