Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



The SNP in Moray has welcomed the publication of the Moray Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s (MADP) draft 10 year strategy, which is now out for consultation until 31 August.

The SNP Opposition’s Health & Social Care Spokesperson in The Moray Council, Cllr Patsy Gowans, said:

“Alcohol and drug problems are a major issue for those suffering addiction, for their families and the wider community and it is vital to the wellbeing of our communities in Moray that we have a solid strategy to tackle these problems.

“With the UK Government’s continuing austerity agenda hitting the poorest in society there is an even greater risk of people in really tough circumstances turning to alcohol and drugs. It is vital that we do everything we can to prevent that and, in the cases where it does happen, that we provide support to help people with addictions and to help deal with the fallout for that for children, wider family and communities.

“I would urge people to think how their community could be supported by Moray’s alcohol and drug strategy, whether that is through treatment, prevention or support and take part in this important consultation which will set the long term direction of drug and alcohol strategy in Moray.”

The consultation details can be found at: www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_99670.html