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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07676: Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS Lanarkshire to deal with the number of people hospitalised because of cannabis use.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 16 March 2017

The Scottish Government continues to support drug and alcohol treatment services in Scotland and has invested over £630 million in them since 2008.

The provision of specific drug and treatment services is for each local area to consider, taking account of local needs, circumstances and resources. It is for individual NHS boards, local authorities and Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs) to ensure that appropriate health care services are provided to meet the needs of their resident populations.