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New strategy to tackle alcohol and drug misuse

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

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Work is underway to tackle the way alcohol and drug misuse is approached on the Isle of Man.

A new Drug and Alcohol Strategy is being compiled by the Department of Health and Social Care with a number of agencies having input including the police.

Around half of all arrests made on the Island involve alcohol - over the last year 251 licensing offences were committed with 118 of those being people who were drunk and disorderly.

Chief Inspector Steve Maddocks says it's a problem everyone needs to address:

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