Recommendation ID

Long-term consequences of drug use:- What are the long-term consequences of drug use?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

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

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 28/02/2017