Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership
Who we are
The Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP), formerly the Fife Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT), was formed in October 2009 following a national stocktake review by the Scottish Government. This review resulted in a new national delivery framework to promote consistently effective arrangements across Scotland and improved links with community planning partnerships.
The ADP membership includes representatives of the following organisations:
· Fife Constabulary;
· NHS Fife;
· Fife Council;
· Non-statutory sector Drug and Alcohol Agencies
What we do
The ADP has a strategic role in coordinating efforts to tackle problem drug use and alcohol misuse in Fife.
We are responsible for developing local strategies for tackling alcohol and drugs problems, based on the needs of the area, evidence and outcomes. We do this by ensuring effectiveness of planning, commissioning and delivery of alcohol and drug services.
The Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership Substance Misuse Strategy 2010 – 2013 was published in November 2010.
Our goal is to create an environment for the delivery of people-centred actions that achieve lasting change in the lives of individuals across Fife, be they substance misusers, their families, or members of the communities in which they live. We will use an evidence-based approach to interventions and believe that the focus on outcomes, the development of single outcome arrangements and community planning provides a clear opportunity to take major steps forward in preventing and responding to alcohol and drug misuse, harnessing the tremendous potential within Fife. It is important to recognise the great need to tackle substance related health inequalities in order to make a difference.
We share the vision of Fife’s Community Plan for a confident, ambitious and caring Fife that is a great place to live, work and visit. Our outcomes have been grouped under the following themes:
· Effective prevention and early intervention
· Protect those affected by substance misuse
· Effective opportunities for recovery from substance misuse
These outcomes are closely aligned with the Community Plan outcomes of:
· Improving health and wellbeing in Fife
· Making Fife’s communities safer