- Reducing the use of drugs through increased participation in treatment programs (Linguistic Access to Healthcare)
It is clear that the stigma of substance use and fear of recrimination is still a significant issue in Blackburn with Darwen’s South Asian communities, whilst some suggest that the sheer number of families who are having problems around substance use means that there is a greater acceptance of the issue.
Promoting local drug treatment services to those who are affected by substance abuse, through the training of individuals and organisations who encounter people affected by substance misuse. This will ensure there is a procedure for effective sign posting.
DAG is currently supporting existing local drug treatment services through promotion and signposting to those who are affected by substance abuse, through the training of individuals and organisations, targeting and engaging with those hardest to reach.