END OF THE LINE FOR THE NTA?
AND FOR THE ACMD?
Iain Duncan Smith MP has given a speech in which he calls for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse to be replaced. He also advocates for rehab places to be quadrupled – and filled with referred patients.
Addiction Today reports his speech here, along with other policy recommendations from the Centre for Social Justice for the next government.
As a member of the Prisons and Addictions committee of the apolitical Centre for Policy Studies think-tank, Addiction Today editor Deirdre Boyd can confirm that it, too, calls for the abolition of the NTA.
Other groups drafting policy proposals are making the same recommendation.
To learn why this move receives such strong support, simply enter NTA into the site-search box near the top of the left-hand column of this webpage for articles on outcomes during its regime.