Heroin: Rehabilitation

(asked on 27th October 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide pilots for heroine assisted treatment programmes as part of his drugs strategy.


Answered by
Maggie Throup Portrait
Maggie Throup
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 8th November 2021

The drug strategy is currently under development. Heroin assisted treatment (HAT) is an option open to local areas under the existing legal framework. The Government allows areas to provide HAT where the need is demonstrated and where the relevant licences are obtained from the Home Office.

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