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Support available for those struggling with cocaine

Motiv8 offer no-judgement help for anyone who needs it

A Manx charity is stressing that help is available to those who are struggling with addiction on the Isle of Man.

It's after a police operation brought the prevalence of cocaine on the Island into stark focus - with 11 people jailed for their involvement in supplying the drug. 

'Operation Nightjar' ran through the latter part of 2023 with sentencing taking place at Douglas Courthouse last week.

In court the defendant’s advocates highlighted how their clients – if not for their involvement in the supply of Class A drugs – were otherwise, in the main, productive members of society.

Some highlighted how 'Operation Nightjar'– and the experience of the criminal justice system – had acted as a ‘wake up call’ for their clients leading them to seek help.

Many, we learnt, had approached addiction charity Motiv8 for that assistance and support.

To find out more about the work they do, Siobhán Fletcher went down to their office in Douglas to speak to chief executive Thea Ozenturk and trainee support worker Jason McKee:

If you, or someone you know, is struggling with addiction, you can find out more about Motiv8's services via their website or by freephone 0808 1624 627 or 627656.

You can also email contact@motiv8.com or find them on social media.

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