Treating substance misuse and related harm: turning evidence into practice

How to use evidence of drug-related activity and harm to improve prevention and treatment of substance misuse and associated problems.



Public health commissioners and service providers can use these guides to help:

  • understand the national and regional context of different aspects of substance misuse activity and harm
  • commission, plan and improve services aimed at preventing and treating substance misuse

The guides use best practice case studies from around the country alongside checklists of ‘prompts’ that local healthcare professionals can use to investigate and improve the local situation.

More ‘turning evidence into practice’ guides can be found on the UK Government Web Archive:

Published 1 January 2014