Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions (NG64)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

This NICE guideline was published in February 2017 and covers targeted interventions to prevent drug misuse, including illegal drugs, “legal highs” and prescription-only medicines with the aim to prevent or delay drug abuse in people of all ages who are most likely to abuse drugs.

This guideline does not cover the treatment of drug misuse and has updated and replaced NICE guideline PH4, which was first published in March 2007.

This NICE guideline makes five recommendations on:

  • Delivering drug misuse prevention activities as part of existing services
  • Assessment
  • Children and young people assessed as vulnerable to drug misuse
  • Adults assessed as vulnerable to drug misuse
  • People at risk of using drugs


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