Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people
This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ph4
The Department of Health asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE or the Institute) to produce public health guidance on community-based interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people.
The guidance is for NHS and non-NHS practitioners and others who have a direct or indirect role in – and responsibility for – reducing substance misuse. This includes those working in local authorities and the education, voluntary, community, social care, youth and criminal justice sectors.
The Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC) has considered a review of the evidence, an economic appraisal, stakeholder comments and the results of fieldwork in developing these recommendations.
Details of PHIAC membership are given in appendix C. The methods used to develop the guidance are summarised in appendix D. Supporting documents used in the preparation of this document are listed in appendix E.
Full details of the evidence collated, including fieldwork data and activities and stakeholder comments, are available on the NICE website, along with a list of the stakeholders involved and the Institute's supporting process and methods manuals.