Supporting good practice in preventing drug-related death

15 August 2017

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Drug-related deaths have increased over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began. With local authorities having responsibility for commissioning drug treatment services, working to prevent drug-related death is vital.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has released a set of open access case studies with examples of how local authorities are working effectively to prevent drug-related death.

Successful interventions often involve a wide range of organisations and staff working in partnership, effective information sharing, maximising the effective use of naloxone, supporting and working with people where they are located, and learning together from experiences to improve the quality of services. 

These case studies are intended to help commissioners, social workers and public health professionals in their work to prevent drug-related death, and are supported by key statistics and a policy overview.

Access the case studies



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