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Drug Treatment Patients

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what follow-up has been arranged by the National Health Service of the former patients of CURE to ensure that their treatment for drug dependence continues; and if she will indicate such results as are available.

Health authorities are not in a position to ensure that patients, including drug addicts, present themselves for treatment. But it is available.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals have been made to her by the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea for the further treatment of drug addicts generally and former CURE patients in particular.

The Standing Conference for Drug Abuse (SCODA), the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Area Health Authority are represented on a working party which is studying the needs of drug addicts and drug misusers in the area and examining how existing services can respond more effectively to them. Separate proposals have not been received from the London borough.