Sajid Javid – 2022 Comments on Improving Drug Treatment in Deprived Areas

The comments made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 13 April 2022.

This is a significant step in our commitment to rebuild the drug treatment system, save lives and level up the country.

We’re investing a record amount in treatment services and ensuring some of the most deprived areas in England are first in line for this funding, to support the most vulnerable by cutting drug use.

Treatment is just one element of our far-reaching strategy to better rehabilitate drug users – whether it’s helping people get jobs, creating a stable home or cracking down on supply.