Research and analysis

Drug misuse prevention review

Advice on preventing drug misuse among vulnerable groups of people, with a focus on understanding factors that contribute to vulnerability.


ACMD Drug misuse prevention review

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The ACMD was commissioned in December 2021 to provide advice on preventing drug use among vulnerable groups of people, and how those groups can be prevented both from first using and from developing dependence on drugs.

This report first explores the factors that contribute to vulnerability, then examines general principles and specific approaches to prevention that are supported by the available evidence. Finally, it considers the need for the delivery of interventions to be embedded properly in the wider system and context if their potential is to be achieved.

Published 16 May 2022
Last updated 18 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added accessible version of the drug misuse prevention review.

  2. First published.