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Substance Misuse Strategy

‚ÄčThis is the first Substance Misuse Strategy of the Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership (RSCP). It demonstrates the commitment of a number of agencies within the partnership to build on the existing good work to prevent and tackle substance-related harm in the borough. The RSCP aims to make the borough a place where everyone is safe and feels safe through its work across 7 strategic priorities which includes reducing harm caused by drugs and alcohol.

For the purpose of this strategy, substance misuse is defined as any substance, legal or illegal, drugs or alcohol, where the possession and use of, causes or has the potential to cause harm to the individual, their home and family and the wider community. The harmful impact of tobacco, another addictive substance, is also acknowledged and key links with the Rochdale Tobacco Strategy will be developed.

The wide range of substance misuse means that a partnership approach is essential to addressing such issues. This strategy has been developed in consultation with local stakeholders from a number of agencies including crime, health, licensing, the Public Protection Team (formerly Trading Standards), service users and treatment providers. It sets out how the integrated partnership approach will be delivered.

Substance Misuse Strategy 2013-2015 (1.27MB pdf)

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