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Supporting substance misusers

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We want to improve the health of people who misuse substances, as well as supporting and maintaining their recovery.

We provide support for substance misusers to reduce the harm they cause themselves, their families and their communities.

This includes:

  • basic ways of minimising harm and other advice
  • outreach and other services aimed at engaging individuals in treatment
  • the recognised four tiers of service provision and relapse prevention
  • support services aimed at helping substance misusers access accommodation, education, employment and training.

We will expand harm reduction services for drug misusers and do more to engage priority and hard to reach groups. We will continue to promote existing services and begin to address gaps in provision.