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Drug treatment commissioners and providers can use this report to understand the causes of the rise in drug-related deaths, and how to prevent future deaths. It contains the findings and recommendations of an independent national expert group of clinicians, academics and service users.
It covers death by drug misuse, drug poisoning, and long-term consequences of drug misuse and related ill-health.
The report is based on:
analysis of data on drug misuse deaths from 1993 to 2014
Read about ‘how to setup a review process’ on the UK Government Web Archive. This document gives commissioners advice and real-life examples on how to set up a local review process to investigate the causes of drug related deaths.