A service to help people recover from drug and alcohol abuse will keep running for a further three years.

The Enfield Borough Council service helps rehabilitate young people and adults suffering from drug and alcohol problems and will be fully paid for by external grants.

Councillor Christine Hamilton, cabinet member for community wellbeing and public health, said: “Enfield Council is firmly committed to tackling substance misuse.

“Abusing drink and drugs impacts on a wide range of areas including health, mortality, crime, families and our communities, and for every £1 spent on substance misuse services it saves the wider community £2.50 through reduced crime, hospital admissions and less people claiming benefits, so this is money well spent which will deliver real benefits to the community.”

For more information, contact the Enfield Council’s substance misuse assessment and care review team on 020 8379 6174.