Research and analysis

Drug misuse treatment in England: evidence review of outcomes

A review of evidence on what outcomes can be expected of the drug treatment and recovery system in England, with advice on future policy.

Documents

An evidence review of the outcomes that can be expected of drug misuse treatment in England

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Predicting the size and characteristics of the drug treatment population: technical methods

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Details

This review gives policy makers and local areas an objective assessment of what drug treatment outcomes are achievable, and compares outcomes in England to the evidence and to other drug treatment systems

It reviews the impact of housing problems, unemployment and social deprivation on treatment engagement and outcomes. The review also considers how drug treatment will need to be configured to meet future need and recommends an appropriate set of measures or indicator for treatment evaluation.

It was commissioned by the Department of Health and was based partly on 3 rapid evidence assessments commissioned from independent academics.

Published 26 January 2017