asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what National Health Service facilities are now available for the treatment of drug addicts in Lancashire.
Drug misusers in Lancashire may receive NHS treatment locally from primary health care teams or the general psychiatric services, or they may be referred to the regional drug dependency unit at Prestwich hospital, Salford. In addition, community drug problem teams are currently being set up in four Lancashire districts and the North Western regional health authority intends
that such teams should be set up in the remaining districts within the next two years. More information on this is contained in the report "Drug Misuse: Prevalence and Service Provision", copies of which are in the Library.