Drugs: Rehabilitation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of treatment for (a) opioid and (b) other prescription drug addiction.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Opioids and other prescription drugs that can be dependency forming, and the Government is taking action to protect people from addiction and inappropriate prescribing. On 10 September, Public Health England published an evidence review of dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines and the Government is currently working with stakeholders to consider the recommendations in the review.

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