Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse
The National Assembly for Wales’ is undertook an inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse.
The terms of reference for this inquiry were to consider:
More information about the inquiry
Watch the Chair, David Rees AM, talking about gathering evidence for the inquiry: Consultation: Alcohol and substance misuse video (YouTube).
Evidence from the Public
The Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.
The Committee issued an anonymous survey and a questionnaire to gather evidence from professionals and members of the public. A summary of the responses has been published.
Reference group discussions (PDF, 85KB), held on 21 January 2015 and 11 June 2015.
The Committee wrote to the Deputy Minister for Health (PDF, 340KB) following the oral evidence session on 11 June 2015 seeking additional information. The Deputy Minister responded (PDF, 340KB) on 1 July 2015.
The Committee’s report
Read the Committee’s report: Alcohol and substance misuse report, August 2015 (PDF, 1.35MB).
Read a summary version of the report’s key findings: Alcohol and substance misuse – summary report.
The Welsh Government responded (PDF, 189 KB) in October 2015.
Help and support
If you or somebody you know has been affected by alcohol or substance misuse, or if you would like more information, you can contact DAN 24/7 for advice. DAN 24/7 is a free and confidential helpline for anyone in Wales wanting further information or help relating to drugs and or alcohol.
Freephone: 0808 808 2234
or text DAN to: 81066
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 10/11/2014
- Inquiry overview PDF 106 KB
- Correspondence between the HSC Committee and the Deputy Minister for Health PDF 204 KB
- Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse (completed)