June 6, 2023 6.00 pm This story is over 7 months old

Lincolnshire grapples with post-pandemic spike in drug and alcohol abuse

Health and Wellbeing Board prioritises substance abuse in post-pandemic strategy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lincolnshire has witnessed a significant spike in substance abuse.

This surge has prompted the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board to consider prioritising these issues in the Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JLHWS), according to a report before the committee next Tuesday.

“During the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and social isolation all contributed to increases in alcohol consumption and substance misuse,” the report said.

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