Services for young people with problematic drug misuse: a guide to principles and practice

Report that aims to provide information and evidence to support the development of services for young people experiencing problems due to their own problematic drugs and/or substance misuse.

The guide focuses on the needs of drug action teams (DATs) in their role as commissioners of services as well as the direct delivery of services. The report includes definitions of the target client group and their needs; discusses key principles underpinning effective services and explores the key issues to address in delivering services.

This report is aimed at anyone involved in developing, designing, implementing or evaluating services for young people with developed substance misuse problems and those developing wider services aimed at vulnerable children and young people may find the information useful.

Scottish Executive Effective Interventions Unit
Nicola Richards
The Scottish Executive Effective Interventions Unit