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Alcohol and drug misuse prevention and treatment guidance

Information and other resources to support commissioners, service providers and others providing alcohol and drug interventions.

Healthcare professionals can use these guidance documents, information and resources to help with providing and improving alcohol and drug misuse prevention and treatment services.

Visit Alcohol and drug misuse and treatment statistics for reports and datasets on the prevalence and treatment of alcohol and drug misuse treatment in England.

Visit Alcohol and drug misuse core dataset collection guidance for information and other resources to support alcohol and drug service providers collect and submit data.

Evidence reviews and inquiries

  1. Prescribed medicines review: report
  2. Crack cocaine increase: inquiry findings
  3. Drug misuse treatment in England: evidence review of outcomes
  4. Alcohol’s harm to others
  5. The public health burden of alcohol: evidence review
  6. Alcohol treatment inquiry: summary of findings

Guidance for commissioners and providers of alcohol and drug services

  1. Alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and recovery: why invest?
  2. Safeguarding children affected by parental alcohol and drug use
  3. New psychoactive substances toolkit for commissioners
  4. Alcohol and drug treatment quality governance
  5. Routes to recovery from substance addiction
  6. Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management
  7. Treating drug dependence recovery with medication
  8. Preventing drug and alcohol misuse: effective interventions
  9. Service user involvement in alcohol and drug misuse treatment
  10. Services to treat dependence on medicines
  11. Mutual aid toolkit for alcohol and drug misuse treatment
  12. Treating substance misuse and related harm: turning evidence into practice
  13. Local alcohol services and systems improvement tool
  14. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco: commissioning support pack

Guidance for health and care professionals

Support for substance misuse and mental health problems

Preventing ill health from alcohol misuse in hospital patients

Alcohol and drug treatment in prisons and secure settings

Professional roles in alcohol and drug misuse treatment

Public Health England (PHE) has published guidance on the role of professionals in alcohol and drug misuse treatment. It has also supported guidance published by others on the role of social workers and the role of clinical psychologists.

Social return on investment and value for money tools

Published 20 December 2017
Last updated 10 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Prescribed medicines review: report'.
  2. Added 'Alcohol's harm to others'.
  3. Added publications to new 'Guidance for health and care professionals' section.
  4. Added case studies to new 'Support for substance misuse and mental health problems' section.
  5. Added 'Crack cocaine increase: inquiry findings'.
  6. Added 'Safeguarding children affected by parental alcohol and drug use'.
  7. Added 'Alcohol treatment inquiry: summary of findings'.
  8. Added Fentanyl: safety recommendations for first responders.
  9. Added Continuity of care for prisoners who need substance misuse treatment.
  10. Added Drug health harms: national intelligence.
  11. Added Developing pathways for alcohol treatment.
  12. Added Parental alcohol and drug use: understanding the problem.
  13. Added 'Fentanyl: preparing for a future threat' to the collection.
  14. Created a new group 'Preventing ill health from alcohol misuse' and added publications.
  15. Added Alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and recovery: why invest?
  16. First published.