Drug and alcohol treatment


DrugScope, the national membership organisation for the drug sector, has has revealed evidence of the impact of funding cuts on the provision of drug and alcohol services for young people. It shows that drug education and prevention provision for young people delivered in school settings, drug treatment for young people who are already using drugs and alcohol, and support for infrastructure organisations for professionals working in the sector are all affected.

DrugScope has found that a number of young people’s treatment services have already closed in the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Newham and Merton. Additionally, Addaction, one of the UK’s major treatment providers, has confirmed that some local authorities have imposed funding cuts on their young people’s services of up to 50 per cent.

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