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Government launches second phase of independent review into drug misuse

Published 2nd July

Building on an initial phase commissioned by the Home Office, the next stage of the review will focus on treatment, recovery and prevention. The overarching aim will be to ensure that vulnerable people with substance misuse problems get the support they need to recover and turn their lives around in the community and in prison. 

The review will consider how treatment services can enable people with a drug dependency to achieve and sustain their recovery – spanning a wide range of services they may interact with across mental health, housing, employment and the criminal justice system. 

Professor Dame Carol Black has been appointed to lead the review following her initial report commissioned by the Home Office, (opens in a new tab) which looked at the challenges around drug supply and demand  

You can find the Terms of Reference here (opens in a new tab)  

You can read the call for evidence here  (opens in a new tab – deadline 6th August) 

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