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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. [NICE] (2018) Drug misuse prevention. London: NICE. 19 p. Quality standard [QS165]

URL: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/QS165


This quality standard covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. This includes illegal psychoactive substances, solvents, volatile substances, image- and performance-enhancing drugs, prescription-only medicines and over-the-counter medicines. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

 

It does not cover people who are already dependent on drugs, people who use drugs regularly and excessively, or people who are part of ongoing drug treatment and recovery. It does not cover broader activities, both population-level (universal) and targeted, that aim to build people's skills, resilience and ability to make positive decisions about their health and which address the wider determinants of health. For more information, see the NICE guidance on lifestyle and wellbeing.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Inhalents and solvents, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Source:NICE
Date:March 2018
Pages:19 p.
Publisher:NICE
Corporate Creators:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention programme or service
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminality > Youth (juvenile) offending
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Quality standards
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Prevention worker
T Demographic characteristics > Social worker
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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