About Us

Drug Action Teams (DAT’s) were first formed in 1995 as part of an overall strategy to tackle substance misuse. In 1998 the Labour Government continued this work by launching the National Ten Year Strategy ‘Tackling Drugs – Changing Lives’.

Bedfordshire’s Drug & Alcohol Action Team is known as B:DAT. If you have any issues that you would like B:DAT to be aware of or if you are dissatisfied with the level of service you are recieving please contact B:DAT.National Strategy

B:DAT Contact Information
Drug & Alcohol Service Contact Information

National Strategy Overview

The strategy aims to ‘create healthy, confident societies increasingly free from the harm cause by the misuse of drugs’ and sets out four key target areas:

Young People – To help young people resist drugs misuse
Communities – To protect communities from drug related crime and anti-social behaviour. Empowering communities to address local drug issues
Treatment – To enable people with drug problems to overcome them
Availability – To reduce the availability of illegal drugs
Criminal Justice – Supporting people out of crime and into treatment

Related Links:

B:DAT Contact Information
National Drug Strategy Document
National Alcohol Strategy Document
B:DAT Local Strategy Documents
Useful Documents

External National Websites:

Home Office Tackling Drugs
National Treatment Agency (NTA) For Substance Misuse