Consultation on the New Substance Use Strategy

Consultation opened on 30 October 2020. Closing date 05 February 2021 at 17:00.

Summary

The Department of Health is responsible for leading and co-ordinating action on Northern Ireland’s new substance use strategy. The new strategy “Making Life Better – Preventing Harm and Empowering Recovery: A Strategic Framework to Tackle the Harm from Substance Use” - is open for public consultation from 30 October 2020. We would very much welcome your views on what is contained within this new strategy.

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Consultation description

The current strategy – the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol & Drugs Phase 2 (NSD Phase 2) – has been in place since 2012. A review report looked at its outcomes, outputs, and recorded stakeholder views on how successful this has been.  Taking on board the outcomes from the review, a pre-consultation exercise took place in 2019 on what should be contained within a new substance use strategy.

This was followed by the development of this consultation document on a co-production basis with involvement from key stakeholders including; the community and voluntary sector; service users; health professionals; academics; and key government departments and agencies.

The Closing Date for responses is Friday 05 February 2021.

Ways to respond

Email -
HDPB@health-ni.gov.uk
Write to -
Health Development Policy Branch
Room C4.22
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast
BT4 3SQ

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