Misuse of illicit drugs and medicines: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to help health professionals identify, prevent or reduce drug-related harm.



This guide is part of ‘All Our Health’ framework, a resource which helps health professionals prevent ill health and promote wellbeing as part of their everyday practice.

The information will help front-line health and care staff use their trusted relationships with patients, families and communities to promote the benefits of asking patients about drug use.

Published 3 May 2019
Last updated 16 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Removed outdated information on the Report Illicit Drug Reactions (RIDR) website.

  2. Added links to e-learning sessions.

  3. Updated estimates of drug use and dependence figures.

  4. First published.