To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to create specialist withdrawal services to help patients who are dependent, providing information on prescribed (a) benzodiazepine and (b) z drug tranquillisers.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will include treatment for patients who have become dependent on prescription drugs in the new cross-government addiction strategy.
We are publishing a new United Kingdom-wide cross-Government addiction strategy in 2020. We will be establishing clear ambitions for reducing drug deaths and including problem gambling for the first time. More detail on the strategy will be announced later this year.