Heroin

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th September 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to support the ageing profile of heroin users; and whether his Department has a written strategy to support ageing heroin users.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish a written strategy on tackling new psychoactive substances.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The 2017 Drug Strategy sets out a comprehensive approach for local, national and international stakeholders to tackle the challenges illicit drugs place on society. The Strategy recognises the support needed for ageing heroin users and outlines a targeted approach for evolving and emerging threats such as those posed by the emergence of new psychoactive substances. There are no plans to develop separate individual written strategies on these issues.

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