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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services consultation

We want your views on proposals to change drug and alcohol recovery services in County Durham from 1 October 2017.


The current contract to provide drug and alcohol recovery services in the county is coming to an end, and we need to ensure that people who need this service receive the support they need.

We are facing the challenge of significant cuts to funding, and this makes it even more important for us to ensure services are cost effective and fit for purpose. 

What are we proposing?

We are looking to spend less money on running buildings, and instead use it for staff and services, to offer more flexible support in more locations. To achieve this, we are looking to reduce the number of dedicated buildings we have to Durham City, Peterlee and Bishop Auckland. But we are also proposing to offer outreach services in more areas including Consett, Seaham, Newton Aycliffe, Spennymoor, Chester-le-Street and Stanley.

We propose to:

  • help to stop the cycle of substance misuse in families
  • provide community based services
  • provide better access to services by working with criminal justice partners, family services, mental health services, primary care and hospitals

Have your say 

Contact us to tell us your views by post or email, marking it 'Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services consultation'.

When replying, please tell us your interest/involvement in drug and alcohol recovery services in County Durham e.g. current/previous service user, relative or friend, or general interest.

The closing date for responses is Friday 24 February 2017.

Contact us
Public Health
03000 267 660
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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