The NDP is calling for a better treatment strategy to deal with a crystal meth epidemic in Saskatchewan.
Opposition critic Yens Pedersen says meth and other chemical addictions are fueling a rising crime rate in the province.
He says the SaskParty is not doing enough to deal with a crystal meth crisis which is leading to rising property crime in rural areas.
Health minister Jim Reiter admits illicit drugs are a cause of rising crime and the issue is taken seriously.
Reiter says a new agreement is being signed with Ottawa to deal with rising addiction issues.
He says the province has taken several steps including an increase in the number of addiction beds and increased spending on treating addictions.
He says the province spends over 50 million dollars in addiction treatment.
He says more will be done in the coming budget.