Health board will fight ad­dic­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

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.”

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