Substance Misuse Partnership Strategy Consultation

Closed 25 Apr 2016

Opened 23 Mar 2016


This draft substance misuse strategy is being developed to prevent and reduce social and physical harm caused by substance misuse in Surrey. We want to offer support  to make drug taking less accessible and desirable, and to enable and motivate people to fully recover from drug dependency.

The Surrey Substance Misuse Partnership Group has developed this draft strategy through collecting views from service users and providers of support and treatment, looking at local and national data about people’s needs, and evidence of what has worked best in areas similar to ours.


Why We Are Consulting



We are committed to working together with our partners including service users, families and the community, to make this strategy the best it can be for our population. Individuals do not take drugs in isolation from what is happening in the rest of their lives, the causes and drivers of drug and alcohol dependence are complex and personal. The solutions need to be holistic and centred around each individual, with the expectation that full recovery is possible and desirable.

That’s why your contributions and opinions are so important and valued and will enable local communities to support more individuals to become free of their dependence and contribute to society. So we would be really grateful if you could take the time to fill in this survey.

This consulation provides one final opportuntiy to comment on the strategy before it is Published in May 2016.




  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • Employers
  • Care Leavers
  • SCC staff
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • HR staff
  • Adults Social Care staff
  • Users of Surrey pharmacies
  • Community pharmacies
  • Dispensing doctors
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers
  • Representatives and individuals with an interest in Surrey pharmacy services
  • All Surrey residents


  • Commissioning
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Organisations that receive grant funding
  • Skills
  • Policy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Adult Social Care
  • SCC staff