A conversation about drugs and alcohol

Closed 22 Mar 2022

Opened 28 Feb 2022


Results updated June 2022

We asked East Sussex residents about drug and alcohol dependence to ensure the projects we commission to support drug and alcohol misuse address local needs.

These are the results from 116 online surveys and 9 focus groups in March 2022.

The top 3 suggestions were:

1 To consider the big picture of harm to people’s mental and physical health.

2 Focus more on alcohol support and separate it from drug support.

3 That you need more support for families and friends.


Next steps

What you have told us will help to decide which groups and services will be funded to support people to tackle their substance issues.

More information on the findings are in the infographic and accessible word document - links at the very bottom of this page under Related.


What happens next

What happens next

We will analyse the survey and results and combine them with what we have learned through the focus group to produce a summary that outlines the areas of need we have identified. Organisations and projects will then have the opportunity to submit bids for innovative approaches to meet these needs.


  • All Areas


  • Residents of East Sussex


  • Care and support services (adults)