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[National Treatment Agency (UK)] (2011) Drug-related deaths: setting up a local review process. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. 12 p.

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Reviewing the causes of drug-related deaths can make a vital contribution to preventing future deaths. This document contains ideas and examples of local practice in reviewing drug-related deaths. It is for people who commission and plan local strategic responses to drug misuse, including service providers.

What is it about? The document contains ideas and examples of local practice in investigating and reviewing the causes of drug-related deaths. All are drawn from existing local systems in England. The document also takes partnerships through the chain of decisions they will want to consider in setting up their own review processes within their existing organisational frameworks. Partnerships may find it useful to have review processes to investigate, and learn lessons from, drug-related deaths. This document can help by offering real-world examples and advice on what to consider. However the advice in this document does not promote one system as better than another, and what works well for some local areas may not work as well in others.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, AOD disorder
Source:National Treatment Agency (UK)
Date:2011
Pages:12 p.
Publisher:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy

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