New Alcohol & Drugs Strategy and Alcohol Framework launched by Scottish Government

Scottish Government’s Alcohol and Drugs Strategy ‘Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland’s strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths’ and ‘Alcohol Framework 2018: Preventing Harm: next steps on changing our relationship with alcohol’.

One focus of the strategy is that everyone has the right to health and to live free from the harms of alcohol and drugs and each and every one of us has the right to be treated with respect and dignity and for their individual recovery journey to be fully supported. This strategy advises how we can support people with alcohol and drug issues and ensure we are delivering the best preventative methods and treatment, support and care for individuals, their families and communities.

Evidence highlights that often those facing problematic alcohol and drug use also carry other burdens such as health challenges, poverty and inequality. It is therefore vital that the individuals are not stigmatised and services and organisations will work together to tackle the harms caused by alcohol and drugs and that each and every individual will be supported throughout their own recovery journey.

The Alcohol Framework sets out the Scottish Government’s national prevention aims on alcohol listing the activities that will reduce consumption and minimise alcohol-related harm arising in the first place.

View the recently published Scottish Government documents at:

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