Hounslow Council Spent Over £2.2 Million On Drug Rehab Treatment

Hounslow Council spent over £2.2 million on drug rehabilitation treatment for those with substance abuse issues in 2019/20.

By Anon, Hounslow · May 18, 2020

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Hounslow Council spent over £2.2 million on drug rehabilitation services for people with addiction between April 2018 and 2019. £2.25 million was budgeted for 2019/20.

These funds went towards the adult service, ARC Hounslow, which is provided in partnership by Central and North West London NHS Trust (CNWL) and Phoenix Futures.

Adults struggling with addiction have access to substitute prescribing, naloxone, needle exchange and therapy through one to one group work and peer support.

Money was also spent on young people’s services, which offers treatment and “awareness-raising” sessions about addiction in local schools.

The Youth Offending Service has employed two substance misuse workers to assess all those coming through the criminal justice system.

A total of 64 young people under 25 and 199 older adults were admitted to Hillingdon Hospital for drug misuse last year.

The findings were made by media literacy charity The Student View through a Freedom of Information request.

Hounslow Council has been approached for comment with no response.