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Health & Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England. [Public Health England] (2014) Turning evidence into practice. Preventing drug-related deaths. London: Public Health England. 12 p.

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Drug misuse is a major contributor to premature mortality. People who use drugs are up to ten times more likely to die suddenly or as a result of chronic diseases than people who do not use drugs.

Many of these deaths are preventable. This document provides a checklist for services and local areas that want to improve their practices in this area. The content is drawn from published evidence, authoritative guidance, and feedback from drug treatment services.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:Public Health England
Pages:12 p.
Publisher:Public Health England
Corporate Creators:Health & Wellbeing Directorate, Public Health England
Place of Publication:London
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Drug use > Drug intoxication > Poisoning (overdose)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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