Substance Misuse Strategy

The Tower Hamlets Partnership Substance Misuse Strategy (2020-2025) highlights our vision to tackle substance misuse over the next five years. It shows our high level priorities for action.

It will also be accompanied by yearly delivery plans. We have partnered with the NHS, Metropolitan Police, London Community Rehabilitation Company, London Fire Brigade.

Those involved across the voluntary sector include residents, LGBT Forum, Interfaith Forum and people who use drug and alcohol support services. 

Substance Misuse Needs Assessment

Download the Substance Misuse Needs Assessment 2023.

Our vision

To reduce drug and alcohol related harms to individuals, families and communities in Tower Hamlets and to enable more residents to recover from problematic substance misuse.

We will do this by focusing on three priority areas:

  • early intervention and prevention,
  • effective evidence based treatment and recovery support
  • and reducing drug and alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour. 

The Substance Misuse Strategy recognises that poverty, unemployment and social deprivation are significant risk factors.

They can lead to problematic or dependent forms of substance misuse. Policies and strategies which tackle these wider determinants of health are key to this strategy’s success.

Previous substance misuse strategy

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