By James Martin, February 18, 2010
The drugs helpline set up by a Chabad rabbi is reporting a 100 per cent rise in Jewish callers.
Drugsline, providing confidential information and support for people with drug and alcohol problems, says that 168 callers in 2009 identified themselves as Jewish. In 2008, the number was 85.
Of the 168, 130 rang over drug issues and 14 about alcohol problems. Twelve people called over both drug and alcohol problems and a further 12 rang about other addictions. Calls were from both users, friends and family.