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Tackling Drug Dependency & Misuse:Rebuilding Treatment Services, Supporting Vulnerable People, & Exploring New Approaches to Tackling a Growing Epidemic

07mar9:30 am1:00 pmTackling Drug Dependency & Misuse:Rebuilding Treatment Services, Supporting Vulnerable People, & Exploring New Approaches to Tackling a Growing Epidemic

Event Details

Public Policy Exchange event

This symposium will provide local authorities, clinical commissioners, mental health teams, employment, housing and welfare services, criminal justice agencies and other stakeholders with an opportunity to engage with the government’s drug strategy, develop ideas for effective prevention, treatment and recovery, and debate wider reform to drugs policy.

It will also provide a forum for delegates to share best practice on delivering an integrated multi-agency response to drug dependency and misuse.

Programme

  • Assess the current impact of the government’s 10-year drug plan and Joint Combatting Drugs Unit in improving recovery support services and tackling drug misuse and drug-related deaths
  • Evaluate the potential for improving drug treatment services provided by the Health and Care Act 2022
  • Assess the potential for tackling drug misuse provided by the government’s white paper: Swift, Certain, Tough: New Consequences for Drug Possession
  • Develop solutions for how local partners can work together to reduce drug-related harm
  • Identify successful programs and measures to reduce drug dependency and misuse, decrease crime, improve health, and reduce hospital admissions and assess their implementation
  • Consider the wider determinants of drug dependency, including growing deprivation, and draw constructive conclusions for further action
  • Examine current recovery-oriented ambitions and ways to facilitate the progress of service users towards recovery goals
  • Identify how to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and communities, building resilience and minimising harm through effective safeguarding protocols and support measures
  • Evaluate police methods for disrupting drug markets and trafficking in the UK, and consider the merits of decriminalisation and legalisation
  • Share best practice on successfully raising awareness of drug-related harm among at-risk groups
  • Explore methods for improving access to housing, employment and welfare services to support sustained recoveries
  • Identify and assess successful strategies to tackle drug dependency and misuse internationally

For further information or to register your place, please click on the link below:

Tackling Drug Dependency & Misuse: Rebuilding Treatment Services, Supporting Vulnerable People, & Exploring New Approaches to Tackling a Growing Epidemic | Public Policy Exchange

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Time

March 7, 2023 9:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

Location

Online Event

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