The Alliance is a user led organisation which provides advocacy, training and helpline services to those currently in drug treatment, those who have accessed drug treatment in the past and those who may access drug treatment in the future.
Its priorities are:
To support the right of people to be directly involved in all decisions relating to their care
To provide accurate advice and information on the rights of people receiving treatment
To advocate on behalf of people receiving, in their opinion, inappropriate care
To lobby for effective prescribing practices including, where appropriate, drugs of choice
To offer a supported structure through which drug users can lobby effectively
To promote harm-reduction
To provide volunteer and employment opportunities for drug users
To play a key role in research and education on drug use and treatment issues
The Alliance actively promotes the participation and involvement of drug users in its work. Service users and professionals work together as equals in a unique initiative to give drug users a real voice.