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Alcohol and drug misuse relates to the use of alcohol and/or drugs which affects someone’s health and wellbeing and those around them. Misuse can involve being dependent on substances or taking them in a way that causes harm. Some substances, such as illegal drugs, cause harm however you take them. 

Alcohol and drug misuse becomes an issue when it affects someone’s day-to-day life, feelings and emotions, health, and their relationships with others. 

We commission a range of local services for adults and young people affected by alcohol and/or drugs.

Local Drug Information System (LDIS) Reporting Form

This form is used for harm reduction purposes, to collect drug information and intelligence that can be shared with partners in Warwickshire on any emerging, potent or contaminated drugs.

This LDIS form can be found on the Safe In Warwickshire website

Supervised consumption and needle exchange

Supervised consumption is available for all those starting opioid substitution treatment and for anyone needing to continue or return to supervision to ensure medication-compliance and reduce overdose risk.

Needle exchange gives injecting drug users access to sterile needles, syringes and other equipment and their safe disposal, to reduce the dangers associated with using unsterile or contaminated injecting equipment and reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

Discarded needles and syringes

Do not touch a discarded needle or syringe – you may put yourself at risk. Report the find to your local district or borough council.

Coventry and Warwickshire detox and rehab

In Warwickshire for those with dependent alcohol and drug issues, who have explored and been unsuccessful with other community-based treatment options or with identified complex needs, a detailed assessment of need is undertaken to assess suitability for a residential detox or a rehabilitation placement. 

Drug and alcohol support

Healthy lifestyle support

Further information on substance misuse can be found on in Safe in Warwickshire website

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