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Alcohol and Drugs Consultation Summary report


This report presents the results of a consultation carried out with professional and non- professional stakeholders in Stockton-on-Tees on the subject of alcohol, substances and treatment services. The study was commissioned by Public Health Stockton and it was conducted by an independent social research organisation1 between December 2018 and March 2019. The consultation used a mixed methodology comprising qualitative and quantitative approaches. Quantitative methods consisted of questionnaires2 developed by Public Health and distributed to three stakeholder groups across Stockton between January and February 2019: professional organisations; general public; and local councillors. Qualitative methods consisted of focus group and one-to-one interviews, face-to-face and telephone, which were held in local venues across Stockton with a range of identity and interest groups and their representatives, e.g. service users, carers, BAME, LGBT and older people.

1 Barefoot research

2 Copies of the questionnaires used can be provided on request (they are not attached as appendices as a result of their length). 

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