Drugs: Misuse

Home Office written question – answered on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Wasserman Lord Wasserman Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the risks and factors that cause vulnerable people to misuse drugs, including how drug-related harms in homeless populations can be reduced.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs published a report entitled Vulnerability and Drug Use on 4 December 2018. The report provides advice on risks and protective factors in relation to drug misuse and is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vulnerabilities-and-substance-use-acmd-report

This will be followed by a second report that will look specifically at drug misuse within the homeless population. The second report will be published during 2019.

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