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SCODA (Standing Conference on Drug Abuse)

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SCODA were a 'national co-ordinating agency for voluntary organisations in the drugs field'. They were established in London in 1972 after receiving a 3 year grant from from the Department of Health and Social Security, the original aims of this organisation were as follows:

'1) To provide a forum where information on the changing patterns of drugs misuse can be shared, and recommendations formulated for the consideration of public policy making bodies.

2) To identify needs, assist in developing existing services and new projects to serve them.

3) To encourage research into the problems of drugs misuse and the proper evaluation of services, to stimulate the training of agency staff

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