Guidance

Social return on investment of alcohol and drug treatment

Guide for commissioners on how to carry out an SROI evaluation for substance misuse prevention, treatment and recovery interventions.

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A guide to social return on investment for alcohol and drug treatment commissioners

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Guide on how to use and understand social return on investment (SROI) tools and evaluations for alcohol and drugs treatment.

Local authority commissioners can use this to:

  • show stakeholders the social and economic benefits of alcohol and drug intervention to society, such as public health and social care outcomes, and reduced crime and improved community safety
  • make good decisions about how to spend your money effectively on services that improve lives, health and wellbeing, and opportunities

The guide describes:

  • what SROI evaluations are and why they are useful
  • the stages to carrying out an SROI evaluation
  • the resources available to support them
  • a glossary of common economic terms used in SROI evaluations
Published 1 February 2016