The study found the services had ”little relevance” to minority groups such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups as well as disabled servicemen and those from mixed ethnic backgrounds.
All of the above minority groups are growing areas for concern and it is these communities that are most at risk of misusing drugs including steroids, viagra, heroin and cocaine.
The report found that overall drug use was most common in those from mixed ethnic backgrounds, with high levels of cannabis use, however drug services are unlikely to be sustainable in these types of communities.
Suggested measures from the report included ”appropriate data-gathering and intelligence sharing mechanisms” to flag up emerging drugs, as well as asking GP’s and religious leaders to use their positions to reinforce important messages about health risks.
If you feel like you may have a problem with drugs then it is important you consult your GP who will be able to provide you with professional advice. You may also find it useful to discuss your issues with a counsellor and if you would like to do so then please visit the homepage of this site to contact a counsellor in your local area. For more information on drug abuse please click here.