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Government to give £10 million boost to drug and alcohol recovery programmes

Recovery-orientated drug and alcohol treatment centres across England are set to benefit from new government investment of £10 million.

The capital funding will be distributed by Public Health England via local authorities to voluntary sector and NHS-based service providers to support needs-led projects that contribute towards helping their clients to overcome dependency.

All recovery-focused adult drug and alcohol treatment services across England are entitled to bid for a share of the funding, provided that funding proposals are recovery-orientated and are committed towards improving recovery outcomes.

Public Health England Director of Alcohol and Drugs Rosanna O’Connor said:

“Tackling substance misuse is a major priority for Public Health England. Treatment services are for many the first step on the road to recovery from drug or alcohol dependence. We are delighted to announce this additional investment which will provide valuable support for ambitious and creative recovery-focused initiatives across the country.”

This is the fourth wave of government capital investment funding to support drug and alcohol recovery. A total of £76 million was invested in financial years 2007 to 2008, 2009 to 2010 and 2010 to 2011, enabling significant developments to be made across the range of treatment and recovery services in England.

This article originally appeared on 9th January as a press release on the Gov.uk website.