‘Promising’ start to Project ADDER as police plan ‘drug test on arrest’ programme

A project aimed at tackling drug misuse and cutting drug-related crime is starting to show promising results in Hastings. Led by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) and Sussex Police, Project ADDER combines additional and targeted policing with enhanced treatment and recovery services to address the town’s high rate of drug deaths and heroin and crack cocaine […]

Pilot scheme gives Hastings £5m to tackle drug problem

Communities in Hastings are set to benefit from a £5 million funding boost to tackle harm caused by the supply and use of drugs. The town has been announced as a pilot area for Project ADDER, a Government initiative to help agencies and organisations work together reduce drug-related deaths, offending and the prevalence of drug […]