Hemel Hempstead MP Sir Mike Penning witnessed the work carried out by local charity Druglink when he visited their Oxygen Recovery detox and rehab unit recently.
Sir Mike was there to discuss what could be done to help minimise the chance of addiction and what other treatment services might be of help. He heard from residents who felt that education about the side-effects of alcohol and other drugs was crucial.
Also discussed was better labelling of alcohol products, and the need for government to act to reduce alcohol harm.
Sir Mike said: ‘It was great to visit Oxygen Recovery today and see the work the team at Druglink are doing to help people with their recovery from addiction. Education plays a key role and we need to make sure that students and young adults are aware of the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. I am looking forward to working with Druglink to help spread awareness.’
You can read more about the visit and the issues involved in the full press release.