Drug and alcohol misuse is a complex issue. While the number of people with a serious problem is relatively small, someone's substance misuse and dependency affects everybody around them.
Public Health England promotes a balanced and ambitious treatment system and will support local commissioners by providing high quality information and intelligence about drugs and alcohol, expertise, bespoke support, and by benchmarking performance and sharing best practice.
Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities. It will lead on the development of a 21st-century health and wellbeing service, supporting local authorities and the NHS to deliver the greatest possible improvements in public health. It came into being in April 2013.
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