Drug Strategy 2020 - 2025

About the Strategy

In line with the South Gloucestershire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy vision for all people in South Gloucestershire to have the best start in life, live healthy and happy lives and age well, our drug strategy seeks to reduce the risks and harms associated with drug misuse and will inform our local commissioning intentions.

We aim to:

  • Protect children and young people, adults, families and communities from experiencing drug-related harms throughout their life course. There will be a particular focus on reducing inequalities and targeting groups at higher risk of harm such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, those identifying as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people experiencing socioeconomic deprivations and individuals with complex needs such as homelessness and/or a co-existing mental illness.
  • Protect against the development of drug-related ACEs among those at particular risk, as well as preventing harms and reducing risk among individuals who use drugs.
  • Identify people who are dependent on drugs or developing issues with the misuse of drugs as soon as possible and motivate them to engage with high-quality, accessible, effective, and equitable treatment services to promote and celebrate recovery, and to reduce the stigma associated with asking for support.
  • Provide innovative solutions for those who are most vulnerable and who have a variety of complex needs.

We are now putting the draft strategy out to public consultation and are keen to hear from a range of organisations, professionals and members of the public. The consultation is open from Wednesday 5th August to Wednesday 28th October

How to have your say

  • Read the draft strategy
  • Ready the initial equalities impact assessment
  • Complete our short survey to give us your views
  • Download a paper copy of the survey to print and post to us
  • Email us: consultation@southglos.gov.uk
  • Write to: Consultation Team, South Gloucestershire Council ,Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF
  • Telephone: 01454 868154
  • Under normal circumstances, paper copies of the survey and draft consultation would be available in Libraries and One Stop Shops. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to provide this service, however you can telephone or email / write to us to request a hard copy to be posted to you


  • Opened
    5 Aug 2020 at 00:00
  • Closes
    28 Oct 2020 at 23:59

Consultation Documents


Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Mental health
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.