24 July 2013

Drug and alcohol services in Brighton & Hove – what’s your view?

Drug and alcohol treatment services in Brighton & Hove are being reviewed with views sought city-wide to ensure services meet local needs.

The consultation aims to ensure that services offer the best opportunity for people who use legal as well as illegal substances and also alcohol to recover and reintegrate within the local community. The review is for services for people aged over 18 years and over.

Existing services have been in place since 2007. Brighton & Hove City Council is working to put new drug and alcohol services in place from 1st April 2015.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from interested parties on future drug and alcohol treatment services. The consultation is aimed at:

-    Brighton and Hove residents who use local drug and alcohol treatment services, and their family, partners and friends
-    People who have previously used drug and alcohol treatment services or those who are considering accessing drug or alcohol services in Brighton and Hove
-    Professionals and member of the public with an interest in drug and alcohol services and issues in Brighton and Hove

Dr Peter Wilkinson, Brighton & Hove deputy director of public health, said:

“We want to make sure we provide the very best substance misuse and alcohol services for local people and that’s why we want as big a discussion city-wide as possible.  
“We want to hear the views of residents who use the services and their families, partners and friends as well as former users of the services and other professionals and members of the public with an interest. If anyone knows of someone who might have a viewpoint please encourage them to take part. You will not be asked to register or leave any personal details.”

The closing date for responses is Wednesday 14th August 2013.

The following link will take you directly to the consultation Drugs and alcohol services