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Drug and alcohol abuse patterns to be assessed

Thu, 26 Nov 2015

DHSC Minister Howard Quayle
DHSC Minister Howard Quayle

Patterns of drug and alcohol abuse on the Isle of Man will be assessed as part of a new strategy to improve the help available.

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed a "needs assessment" will be carried out - it's after it revealed there are no detailed statistics available on substance misuse.

Howard Quayle says the new strategy will contain specific objectives to try and improve problem areas - one of those is the current concern of legal highs.

South Douglas MHK Bill Malarkey says the figures should have been collated by now as the support services haven't changed: 

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