The Chair of the Petitions Committee, David Rowlands AM, has requested written evidence from people in Wales about their experience of Prescribed Drug Dependence and their opinions on what support services there are on offer and what could be improved. His letter states:
“The Committee has agreed to seek the views and experiences of people affected by this issue in Wales. We would be particularly interested in views in relation to the following:
- Your experience of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal.
- What support services are available to people experiencing prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, particularly in Wales, and whether these are sufficient?
- The extent to which prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal is a recognised issue amongst health professionals and the general public.
- Any actions that can be taken to improve the experience of those affected by prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal, including in terms of prevention, management and support.
We would welcome views be sent to SeneddPetitions@assembly.wales by 16 March 2018.”
The full text of the letter and the petition can be read here: