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substance misuse

A generic, non-judgemental term preferred in the UK for illegal drug abuse or addiction, taking medicine without medical supervision or, for alcohol, consuming enough to put one’s physical or mental health at risk.
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Speaking at the time, he said: "We have to make sure that people who find themselves caught up in substance misuse are taking the steps to recovery.
Our aim is to ensure people in Wales are aware of the dangers and the impact of substance misuse to enable them to take responsibility for their own actions and make informed choices and to know where they can seek out help and support.
Following the publication of the figures, a Welsh Government spokesman said: "While we welcome the fact that there has been a drop in referrals, the Welsh Government's Substance Misuse Delivery Plan 2013-15 fully recognises the importance of tackling substance misuse among older people, including those dealing with alcohol issues.
Coventry Discovery team leader Steve Rawlings said: "The problem with substance misuse in young people is that it is always something of a hidden problem.
In response to calls made for additional resources to be allocated for substance misuse services, the Health Secretary has confirmed the ring-fenced substance misuse funding for health boards will be increased by nearly 1m, to over 18m from 2018-19.
Almost half of this funding goes directly to the seven area planning boards which commission substance misuse services for their region.
Director of children's services at Manchester council, Paul Marshall, said youngsters in care battling drug or alcohol problems are supported - and that work to increase awareness of the risks of substance misuse is ongoing.
The report, which covered January 1 to December 31 last year, said more than 500 prisoners were receiving treatment for substance misuse.
The figures come from a Freedom of Information request to Public Health England, which is responsible for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.
MORE than 2,000 children have been treated for substance misuse in Yorkshire and the Humber in a year.
A BIRMINGHAM substance misuse expert has warned of the dangers of ketamine after shocking new figures revealed a huge spike in its use.

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