Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs work programme for 2016

Document type
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Date of publication
27 April 2016
Substance Misuse, Health Services
Social welfare
Material type

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This briefing outlines the work being undertaken by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). It summarises progress under previous commissions, highlights emerging trends which are of concern to the ACMD and sets out the ACMD’s ambitions for the remainder of 2016. Current and projected work by the ACMD focuses on areas including:

  • Recovery
  • Social harms and decision-making
  • Older drug users
  • Relation between Misuse of Drugs Act and Psychoactive Substances Act
  • Plant cannabinoids
  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs)
  • Drug related deaths

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