Drug misuse harms the health and wellbeing of too many people. We want to reduce the number misusing illegal and other harmful drugs and increase the number who successfully recover from drug dependence. We want to restrict the supply of drugs by identifying and prosecuting those involved in the drug trade, and confiscating the proceeds of crime.
National Treatment Agency (NTA) was created as a Special Health Authority in 2001 to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment in England. The NTA's role was to ensure treatment services in England delivered on both the public health and criminal justice agendas, reflecting the interests of the Department of Health (DH), responsible for funding the NHS as well as public health services, and the Home Office, the lead Whitehall department on drugs policy and crime reduction.