Alcohol and substance misuse has strong links to both offending and vulnerability to further fund an addiction, for example, in crimes such as shop lifting and burglary. Alcohol and substance misuse also impacts on reducing inhibitions and changing the behaviours of individuals which may lead to domestic and sexual abuse and night time economy violence.
What is included under this priority
Areas of work include:
- prevention and early intervention
- providing specialist interventions to promote recovery
- protecting children and vulnerable adults at risk
- strengthening leadership, management and governance