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Over £50m given to councils to tackle drug and alcohol abuse

Local authorities across the UK are set to receive over £50m in funding to help those receiving drug and alcohol treatment.

This move is part of a 10-year strategy to reduce drug use and improve recovery from addiction by providing additional housing support.

Funding will go towards helping people in recovery access safe housing, with the professional guidance of specialist housing caseworkers.

The plan also outlines a commitment to promoting independent living and helping addicts in their long-term recovery.

It is hoped that with better housing support, we will see better health outcomes for those battling with alcohol and drug problems.

Health and Social Care Secretary, Steve Barclay, said:

“We’re supporting those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction by addressing the link between improved treatment outcomes and a stable home.

“This £53 million funding, targeted to local authorities with the greatest need, will support the government’s ambition to reduce overall drug use to a historic 30-year low.”

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