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Prescription Drugs: Addiction

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving treatment for involuntary addiction to legal drugs; and what plans his Department has to tackle such addiction. (195580)

[holding answer 20 March 2008]: This information is not held centrally.

Primary care trusts are responsible for providing local health services, including addiction services and together with their strategic health authorities are responsible for deciding which services to plan, commission and develop to meet the health needs of their local communities.