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Swindon Substance Use Disorder strategy 2024-2029

‘Achieving a generational shift in the demand for drugs and alcohol’, Swindon’s latest Substance Use Disorder Strategy 2024-2029 has now been published and is available to view or download from the Health and Wellbeing Strategies page of the website.

This 5-year substance use disorder treatment strategy sets out Swindon’s strategic plan to achieve a generational shift in the demand for drugs and alcohol in Swindon. Addressing substance use disorders is a priority for the Combatting Drugs Partnership and the Community Safety Partnership.

This document outlines how we will meet our ambitions to create a safer Swindon and reduce inequalities across the Borough. Substance use is a major public health issue which affects individuals, their families and our community. The vision is for Swindon to reverse the trends in the demand for substance use and mitigate the health risks caused by substance use in both adults and children living in Swindon to an all-time low.  It will focus on working with partners to promote positive behaviour change and sustainable recovery and reintegration by ensuring accessibility of local treatment services, which will also reduce substance use related crime.