/ Advice about drugs

Drug misuse within our communities has widespread degenerative effects and is a major cause of criminality, problematic health, premature deaths, lost opportunities and disruption to the normalities of community life.

Each of the 10 Boroughs within Greater Manchester has a Drugs Action Team that is made up of representatives from different agencies and organisations such as the council, the police, the health authority, the education department, the Probation Service and local prisons. Together they are responsible for tackling drug problems in their areas and working within the Governments National Drug Strategy, 'Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain'.

The Greater Manchester Police Drug Strategy will deliver the National Strategy through four key themes: 

  • Prevention
  • Communities
  • Treatment
  • Enforcement

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