Joy Barlow, one of the initiators of the Hidden Harm report, on what has has been learned and what remains to be done Hidden Harm was a seminal report from the Advisory Council of the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and its Prevention Working Group (PWG), of which I was a member. This group had already worked over a number of years on reports
about education, drug misuse and the environment and drug-related deaths. The focus of the ACMD had up until the turn of the millennium been, quite reasonably, on the individual drug user. However, a number of us on the PWG felt the time had come to consider the needs of the children of those affected by drug use. Thus Hidden Harm was born.
Additional keywords: parents / families / children