- Recommendation ID
Long-term consequences of drug use:- What are the long-term consequences of drug use?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- We identified little evidence on the long-term health and social consequences of using drugs. This made it difficult to determine the full consequences and effect of drug use on people in groups at risk. In particular, there was limited evidence on the long-term effects of using drugs other than cannabis. More evidence on the long-term consequences of drug use would enable more accurate modelling of the costs of drug use. This would in turn allow more accurate modelling of the cost effectiveness of drug misuse prevention interventions.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Drug misuse prevention: targeted interventions
- Date issued
- February 2017
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|