This site will provide you with information about the SMCT and the local alcohol and drugs agenda in Staffordshire.
If you require treatment for an alcohol and/or drugs and/or other substance misuse problem, please refer to the Substance Misuse Directory for Staffordshire (PDF 308 kb)
What is the SMCT?
The Staffordshire Substance Misuse Commissioning Team (SMCT) is responsible for commissioning and co-ordinating high quality substance misuse services across Staffordshire. It achieves this by working in partnership with all those affected by substance misuse whether as individuals, their families or the wider community.
The Staffordshire Substance Misuse Commissioning Team (SMCT) formerly known as the DAAT is a multi-agency partnership, responsible for the local implementation of the Government's Drug Strategy 2010: Reducing Demand, Restricting Supply, Building Recovery|
(PDF 423 kb) and the Staffordshire Alcohol and Drugs Strategy 2010-2015
(PDF file 1099 kb)
The national strategy focuses on three key areas:
Reducing demand - creating an environment where the vast majority of people who have never taken drugs continue to resist any pressures to do so, and making it easier for those that do to stop.
Restricting supply - by making the UK an unattractive destination for drug traffickers by attacking their profits and driving up their risks.
Building recovery in communities - the Government will work with people who want to take the necessary steps to tackle their dependency for both drugs and alcohol, offering a route out of dependence and aiming for the goal of recovery.
Staffordshire's Strategy focuses on:
Ensuring services users, their families and the wider community are at the heart of future service planning and design
Engaging alcohol and drugs partner agencies from a strategic level to front line service delivery
Ensuring priorities reflect strategic objectives that are communicated widely and well understood
Increasing the capacity of services ensuring they are easy to access, are of good quality and represent best value
Reducing harm and health inequalities to individuals, their families and the wider community with fewer children subject to child protection plans where substance misuse is a factor.