Problems for ageing drug users.

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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Date of publication
9 September 2016
Substance Misuse, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This document offers an invitation to an open meeting of the ACMD on the problems confronting older drug users. The aim of the Working Group is:

  •  to estimate the current size of this population and make projections for future demographics and needs for it over a 10 and 20 year period;
  •  to look at service needs beyond specialist treatment service to include physical and mental health and social care needs, and 
  • to formulate recommendations to improve policy and practice responses for this group of users.

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