There have been significant improvements to encourage access and engagement in treatment by substance misusers. This has included the Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Scheme where those in custody or court are screened and referred where appropriate to alcohol, drug or mental health treatment services. Further information can be found in the section on Reducing Reoffending.
European funding has been obtained to develop the way that families and communities respond to people who misuse drugs, encouraging recovery of not only the substance misuser, but also benefitting those who surround them. This could include the people who are victims of crime due to someone’s substance misuse.