Drug & Alcohol Strategy
A combined Bailiwick Drug & Alcohol Strategy has been running from 2007. The primary aim of this Strategy is "to minimise the harm caused by drug and alcohol misuse by Bailiwick residents of all ages."
The Drug & Alcohol Strategy comprises 6 Pillars, or Areas of Focus, with aims, objectives, outcomes and costs for each Pillar. These are outlined below. The Strategy is necessarily multi-agency led and this significant piece of work is coordinated with the Drug & Alcohol Strategy Coordinator.
- To promote and develop a drug and alcohol education service;
- To reduce the demand for and the acceptability of illegal drugs whilst increasing knowledge and offering alternatives to drug use;
- To raise awareness of the consequences of problem alcohol use;
- To reduce the adverse effects of alcohol on social well-being.
Young People and Families
- To minimise experimentation and the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol;
- To prevent experimental use of drugs and alcohol from developing into problem use;
- To enable young people at risk of problem drug and alcohol use to make positive choices about their lives;
- To address the issue of domestic abuse and violence and the links with substance misuse.
- To provide treatment services to drug and alcohol offenders, people with drug and alcohol problems that are appropriate to their needs, and are in line with best practice;
- To provide advice, information, counselling and support services for problem drug/alcohol users, their families/carers and other professionals.
Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Drug Supply Reduction
- To employ strategies that deter the importation and supply of illegal drugs;
- To support the development of law enforcement initiatives and work practices;
- To reduce drug and alcohol related crime and disorder and drink/drug driving;
- To provide services for offenders, who have drug and alcohol problems, which address the causes of their substance problem and the links with offending;
- To provide services that enable problem drug/alcohol offenders to remain drug free and/or sober on their release from prison.
Promoting Safe and Sensible Drinking
- To increase knowledge and awareness of what constitutes safe levels of alcohol consumption, and how this may vary with age, gender, the consumption of food, tiredness and prescribed medication;
- To support the work of the Liquor Licensing Working Group in introducing and developing appropriate licensing conditions;
- To ensure licensees and their staff are aware of the risks and consequences of binge drinking and act responsibly to discourage this.
- To ensure a joined-up approach in delivery of initiatives;
- To forge and strengthen links with other social policy areas;
- To provide information about local trends;
- To provide a monitoring framework to ensure quality and value for money;
- To support legislation reviews.
Document downloadsDrug & Alcohol Strategy 2015-2020 stakeholder scoping document
Drug & Alcohol StrategyStrategy Co-ordinator, Sir Charles Frossard House, La Charroterie, St Peter Port, GY1 1FH, Guernsey
Tel: 44 1481 717000 Fax: 44 1481 736972