Health board will fight addiction
An NHS Lanarkshire supremo has indicated his willingness for the health board and other agencies to tackle the problem of alcoholism.
Dr Adam Brodie, clinical director for addictions, spoke as a new NHS Scotland report stated that the equivalent of 41 bottles of vodka or 114 bottles of wine were sold per adult in 2014.
He said: “The work of tackling drug and alcohol issues in Lanarkshire is undertaken by the Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership ( LADP), which is a multi- agency strategic planning group made up of partners including NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire Councils, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, the Crown Prosecution Service and the voluntary sector.
“The LADP also oversees a range of diversionary activities aimed at young people such as Street Soccer NL and Saturday Sportscene and community sports projects.
“These initiatives give LADP staff the opportunity to engage with young people around alcohol and other substance misuse issues.”