2017 drug strategy

The drug strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.

The strategy builds on the government’s existing approach to preventing drug misuse, supporting people to recover from dependence and restricting the supply of drugs, with new action to:

  • promote a smarter, partnership-based approach
  • enhance the balanced approach across the three existing strands (reducing demand, restricting supply and building recovery) with a fourth strand on global action
  • provide stronger governance for delivering the strategy, including a Home Secretary-chaired board and the introduction of a National Recovery Champion
  • expand the data we collect on levels of drug misuse and recovery from dependence, and develop a set of jointly-owned outcome measures to drive action across a broader range of local services

Full document: Drug Strategy 2017

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