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Alcohol Strategy

The following strategy is the latest alcohol strategy for the borough and sets the context in which all agencies will work to address the problems associated with alcohol use.

This boroughwide strategy aims to reduce alcohol related harm by:

  • Reducing alcohol-related poor heath and mortality.
  • Ensuring high quality, evidence-based treatment is provided to help all alcohol misusers successfully engage in treatment and recover from their dependency.
  • Reducing alcohol-related crime and disorder.
  • Preventing, protecting and discouraging our young people from alcohol-related harm.
  • Promoting a sensible driving culture throughout the borough, which is everyone's responsibility to encourage.

Alcohol Strategy 2012-2015 (1MB pdf)

Boroughwide alcohol ban

A boroughwide alcohol ban operates in Rochdale. This means that you cannot consume alcohol on the streets or you may be required to cease and surrender alcohol in your possession. Failure to comply is an arrestable offence with a maximum fine of £500.

How to get help for substance misuse

You can contact our Renaissance Team if you are in need of help with substance misuse or have any questions. You can also access our Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Directory.

Get help with alcohol and drug misuse