To reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol to individuals, families and our communities.


  • Highlight issues seen as current blockages (such as dual diagnosis) to the appropriate board and or with local politicians to discuss and resolve.


  • Develop a referral pathway flow chart to enable partners to signpost accordingly.


  • Raise awareness of the issues surrounding legal highs.


  • Promote the free Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (AIBA) training (delivered by Drug Train) to non-alcohol specialists, e.g. primary care staff, wellbeing advisors to help identify alcohol misuse and signpost to services.


  • Develop a package of age specific campaigns relating to drugs and alcohol and promote via a communications plan.


  • Maximise the impact of the new Alcohol Advisor specialist within the Health and Wellbeing Team using publicity wherever possible and signposting to the service.


  • Establish a support network specifically aimed at young people who are living with family or friends who have substance misuse issues.


  • Promote the Sussex Police Alcohol Diversion Scheme and encourage wider use and partnership involvement.


  • Establish closer working links between partners to make more effective and proactive use of HDC’s Statement of Licensing Policy for Regulated Entertainment, Late Night Refreshment and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol January 2014.


  • Develop a responsible retailer scheme with key partners selling alcohol promoting stronger links with key partners, involved in licensed premises, being sure to learn from similar initiatives across the county and country.


  • Investigate blockages for people accessinglocal support services and ensure changes reflect best practise from other schemes and pilots.


  • Establish a drug focussed workshop event for partners in the second half of 2015.


  • Research best practice from other localities.