Problematic drug and alcohol use can cause a lot of harm to the individual, the family, the local community and to society as a whole. To create safe environments free from drug and alcohol misuse we work in partnership with other organisations to address the various problems caused.
The council is involved in a range of partnership activities such as:
Derby City Partnership Substance Misuse Strategy 2018 - 2021
In 2015 the Council and its partners developed the ‘Derby City Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Strategy’ following a rise in the reported use of so called ‘legal highs’. The strategy was instrumental in bringing partners together to jointly address the challenges identified, share resources, increase staff competencies and improve information sharing relating to the availability of drugs and local patterns of drug misuse.
The city’s Derby City Partnership Substance Misuse Strategy 2018 – 2021 will build on these established principles to further tackle the drug and alcohol priorities identified by key stakeholders. It will contribute towards the aims of the Derby Plan to make Derby a safer and stronger place, as well as the Council Plan outcomes of promoting health and wellbeing and protecting vulnerable children and adults.
This strategy aims to bring together a range of partners and agencies to focus primarily on the problems identified for the city and to prioritise resources that will improve people’s lives, build resilience and help people to achieve and maintain recovery from drug and alcohol dependence.
Taking into consideration local, national and partnership priorities the strategy will have the following strategic aims: