What we know about young people in alcohol and drug treatment

The PHE has published two important documents about young people’s substance misuse.

The first is the 2015-16 annual report, which provides data on young people’s use of specialist substance misuse treatment services, which form part of the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).

The second, a rapid mixed methods evidence review, commissioned by PHE and undertaken by The Children’s Society, is a review of young people’s specialist substance misuse services – intended to help commissioners improve these services.

These young people are already at a significant disadvantage in life and, without effective joined up support, there is a very real risk that their lives get derailed and they may continue to use drugs into adulthood.

The review provides important advice. Read at source: Public Health England – What we know about young people in alcohol and drug treatment

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