Drug and Alcohol Strategy

Local residents helped shape a new approach to tackling substance misuse as it’s revealed that drugs and alcohol kill more people in Greater Manchester, compared to national average.

In December 2018 a consultation opened to find out more from residents around some emerging key themes such as reducing the number of deaths and hospital admissions caused by drugs and alcohol, helping more people into recovery and reducing the strain on public services.

Residents view's informed a strategy which sets out the city-region’s ambition to significantly reduce the risk and harms caused by drugs and alcohol. 

Read Greater Manchester's Drug and Alcohol Strategy