Drug misuse and dependency

Policy papers and consultations

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  1. Prescribed medicines review: expert group terms of reference

    Terms of reference of the expert reference group advising the review of prescribed medicines.

  2. Cannabis-based medicines expert panel: terms of reference

    This terms of reference sets out the scope of the expert panel, who assess applications for special licences to prescribe cannabis-based medicinal products.

  3. Drug strategy 2017

    The drug strategy 2017 sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes.

  4. Plant cannabinoids: ACMD report

    ACMD chair Les Iversen writes to Sarah Newton, Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, about phytocannabinoids.

  5. Diversion & illicit supply of medicines

    ACMD’s report on diversion and illicit supply of medicines.

  6. Drug and alcohol addiction, and obesity: effects on employment outcomes (independent review)

    A call for evidence to inform an independent review into the effects on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction and obesity.

  7. How can opioid substitution therapy be optimised to maximise recovery outcomes for service users?

    The second and concluding report on opioid substitution therapy from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).

  8. Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management

    Public Health England is undertaking a review on behalf of the departments of health in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  9. Oxycodone import policy

    This consultation contains proposals to amend the Home Office’s policy for the licensing of imports of the opioid oxycodone in the UK.

  10. 2010 to 2015 government policy: drug misuse and dependency

    The government is helping people make a full recovery from drug addiction and is discouraging people from misusing illegal drugs in the first place.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  11. Cocaine powder: review of its prevalence, patterns of use and harm

    Report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) reviewing the use of cocaine powder and its impact on British society.

  12. Prevention of drug and alcohol dependence

    The (ACMD) Recovery Committee’s briefing paper on the prevention of drug and alcohol dependence.

  13. Ketamine: rescheduling and patient group directions

    'Ketamine: rescheduling and patient group directions' provides further advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to the Home Secretary.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  14. Report summary: synthetic opioid MT-45

    Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ report on the synthetic opioid known as MT-45.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  15. Report summary: synthetic stimulant 4,4'-DMAR

    Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs’ report on the synthetic stimulant known as 4,4’-DMAR.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  16. Time limiting opioid substitution therapy

    Report to Lynne Featherstone in response to Norman Baker's request for advice on whether opioid substitution therapy should be time limited.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  17. New psychoactive substances in England: a review of the evidence

    Home Office evidence review (2014) on new psychoactive substances in England, which informed the new psychoactive substances review by an expert panel.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  18. Response to expert panel report on the new psychoactive substances review

    Government's response to the recommendations and advice made by the expert panel reviewing the UK’s response to new psychoactive substances.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  19. Drugs: international comparators

    Report on the 2013 to 2014 international comparators study of approaches to drug-related issues by the UK and other countries.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  20. New psychoactive substances review: report of the expert panel

    Report looks into the effectiveness and issues of the UK’s current legislative and operational response to NPS and the ongoing challenges.

    First published during the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government