Public Health Dorset Launch new Alcohol and Drug Strategy

Public Health Dorset launched it Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Alcohol and Drugs Strategy, 2016 – 2020, on Thursday 9th June.

The Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset Alcohol and Drugs Strategy seeks to improve people’s wellbeing, increase their chances of recovery from substance misuse, and help ensure they are safe.

It brings together agencies involved in dealing with the effects of alcohol and other drugs in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to recognise people’s use of substances and promote a balanced relationship with alcohol and drugs, while working to improve life for people and communities affected by substance misuse.

All partners have agreed to the following four principles:

  • Build services around the need of the service user, their families and the wider community
  • Focus on areas of demographic and geographic need
  • Work in partnership to make the best use of all resources in our communities
  • Share appropriate information for the benefit of service design and service user support

Find out more about the strategy at http://www.publichealthdorset.org.uk/dorset-balanced-alcohol-drugs-misuse.

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