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What will it do?

What will it do?

The Combating Drugs Partnership will work together to understand their population and how drugs are causing harm in their area. 

The CDP will be accountable for delivering a set of six national outcomes:

  1. Reduce drug use 
  2. Reduce drug-related crime 
  3. Reduce drug-related deaths and harm 
  4. Reduce drug supply 
  5. Increasing engagement in drug treatment 
  6. improving drug recovery outcomes 

Substance Use in Sefton – Overview & Key Facts


  • Estimated number of opiate and/or crack cocaine users- OHID, Adults: Drug Commissioning Support Pack 2023-24: Key Data 
  • Proportion of adults drinking over 14 units a week- OHID, Local Alcohol Profiles for England
  • Estimates of dependent drinkers- Sheffield University
  • Primary substance of young people in treatment- OHID. Young people substance misuse commissioning support pack 2022-23:key data
  • Deaths due to drug misuse- ONS, Deaths related to Drug Poisoning in England and Wales, 2021
  • Hospital admissions due to substance misuse in 15-24year olds- OHID, Child and Maternal Health Profile. 
  • Alcohol-related hospital admissions- OHID, Local Alcohol Profiles for England 
  • Estimates of children living in households where alcohol/ substance misuse are present- Children's Commissioner, Local Vulnerability Profiles 
  • Number of adults in treatment for substance use- OHID, Adults: Drugs Commissioning Support Pack 2023-24: Key data 
  • Number of young people in treatment for substance use - OHID, Young people substance misuse commissioning support pack 2022-23:key data 
  • Age of adults in substance use services - OHID, Adults: Drug Commissioning Support Pack 2023-24: Key Data 
  • Average treatment length for opiate users- OHID, Adults: Drug Commissioning Support pack 2023-24: Key Data 
  • Successful completion of substance use treatment- OHID, Adults: Drug Commissioning support pack  2023-24: Key data 
  • Sefton Crime- Sefton Council, Community Safety Strategic Needs Assessment 
  • Drug testing following arrest- LJMU, Criminal Justice Project: Drug Interventions Programme Class A drug tests in Merseyside Police custody: year ending March 2022
  • Adults with a substance misuse treatment need who successfully engage in community based structured treatment following release from prison- OHID, Public Health Outcomes Framework 

Last Updated on Thursday, August 17, 2023

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