Tranquillisers: Rehabilitation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

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.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

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.

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

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.

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