Updated substance abuse commissioning support packs
New commissioning support guidance has been issued by Public Health England to help commissioners and local authorities to develop joint strategic needs assessment and health and wellbeing strategies to reduce the harm caused by smoking, drinking and substance use in adults and children.
The guidance covers planning for:
- alcohol harm prevention, treatment and recovery in adults
- drugs prevention, treatment and recovery in adults
- substance misuse interventions for young people
- local smoking and tobacco control interventions
For each of these topics, there are a set of good practice principles and indicators or questions to help local areas assess need and plan and commission effective services and interventions.
The scale of the current problems:
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