Drug & Alcohol prevention spending from 2000 to 2020: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

Amounts of annual Scottish Government Spending on Drug & Alcohol Services (spilt if possible on drugs and alcohol) - i.e. the money spent on preventing drug and alcohol deaths, for the period 2000 - 2020.


I enclose a copy of part of the information you requested in a table format below. Funding allocation to alcohol and drug services from 2008- 2020.

Year Allocation (million)
2008-09 59.9
2009-10 75.4
2010-11 74.5
2011-12 74.2
2012-13 74.2
2013-14 74.6
2014-15 73.4
2015-16 73.6
2016-17 57.3
2017-18 57.3
2018-19 75.3
2019-20 75.3
2020-21 95.7

Some of the information you have requested is available from https://www.webarchive.org.uk/wayback/archive/20180529193142/http:/www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/Finance/18127/Documents

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have a breakdown of funding for drug and alcohol services from 2000-2007. Prior to 2009 the funding allocated to Health Boards did not include specific allocations for alcohol and drug services. This began in 2008-09 when Alcohol and Drug Partnerships came into existence.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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