Drug related issues
As with the alcohol related problems on the previous page, the Drugs and Alcohol Action team need to monitor the frequency with which residents see, or come into contact with, factors related to drug use in the community.
When asked if panellists see any drug related problems in their local area the following responses were given:
- Discarded needles or syringes 25%
- Drug dealing 41%
- People under the influence of drugs 51%.
Over 31% of respondents said that heroin / crack cocaine use affects their community, with 11% having themselves, or a member of their family, been a victim of drug related crime.
8% of the respondents feel their friends or relations have been directly affected by heroin or crack cocaine use. Only 43% would know how to access drug treatment services.
For future reference, anyone wanting help or advice with drug or alcohol problems can visit or ring the Calderdale Substance Misuse Open Access Service.
This Open Access Service is based at Harrison House, 10 Harrison Road, Halifax and can be contacted by telephone on: 01422 361111 or 0800 0283901. No appointment or referral is necessary.
The Open Access Service can provide information on the full range of services available in Calderdale, alternatively anyone wanting information can visit their local GP surgery.