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Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service role (FOI)

Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service role (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 11 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The former Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service left the role at the end of 2016.

The news later reported that he would "not be replaced on a like-for-like basis":

Drug service now without a director (

He warned that if he was not replaced "there [would] be a gap in providing expert advice to the States on drug strategy and policy."

Is there any information held on why it was decided not to replace the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service?


It has not been possible to identify documentation explicitly recording any decision not to replace the Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service on a like-for-like basis. Therefore, Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

The Head of Service for Alcohol and Drugs reports to the Director of Mental Health and Adult Social Care in Health and Community Services’ organisational structure.

Article applied

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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