Reducing demand for illicit substances in young people through coproduction, skills training and early intervention

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The UK Government Drug Strategy 2021 highlighted the link between illicit substance use and Young People being dragged into crime and violence There is currently limited evidence on how to successfully reduce demand
for drugs in Young People.

This paper will present the findings from a project to develop and evaluate three evidence-based interventions; educational materials, 1-1 intervention and public health campaign, to reduce drug use and mitigate associated
risks. The paper will:
1. Review background and rationale for the project
2. Discuss logic model and methodology
3. Highlight impact on drug use, mental health and offending
4. Consider future research and practice implications
Period18 Jun 2024
Event title23rd Annual Conference International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services: Prevention in Forensic Mental Health
Event typeConference
Conference number23
LocationSan Francisco, United States, CaliforniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational