Report that has been prepared by the membership of the Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission (DSDC). It represents the first formal output from a new strategic entity, created to give independent objective advice to ministers on the progress being made, to deliver the aims of the national strategy to address problem drug use.
It is presented in two sections. The main body of the report presents a rationale for prioritising specific areas in the first year, the conclusions drawn from the evidence heard and associated recommendations to improve impact in these areas. Background and development of DSDC is provided and DSDC plans for the second year of operations are also presented.
The second section comprises a number of appendices which aim to offer additional insight into the DSDC activities.