Briefing on the 2017 drugs strategy
The Government published the Drug Strategy in July, which Clinks welcomes. We have summarised the main aspects of the strategy in this briefing and indicate what impact it is likely to have on Clinks members. We are supportive of its overall aims of the strategy that focus on both reducing drug use and supporting people in their recovery. However, although the Government recognises that fully funded services are essential for ensuring the aims of the strategy are realised, it is unfortunate that the strategy does not recognise or seek to address the challenging funding environment drug and alcohol misuse services are operating within.