Collection

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

  1. The public health burden of alcohol: evidence review

    • Research and analysis
  2. Drug misuse treatment in England: evidence review of outcomes

    • Research and analysis

Guidance for commissioners and providers of alcohol and drug services

  1. Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management

    • Guidance
  2. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco: commissioning support pack

    • Guidance
  3. New psychoactive substances toolkit for commissioners

    • Guidance
  4. Alcohol and drug treatment quality governance

    • Guidance
  5. Routes to recovery from substance addiction

    • Guidance
  6. Treating drug dependence recovery with medication

    • Guidance
  7. Preventing drug and alcohol misuse: effective interventions

    • Guidance
  8. Service user involvement in alcohol and drug misuse treatment

    • Guidance
  9. Services to treat dependence on medicines

    • Guidance
  10. Developing local substance misuse safeguarding protocols

    • Guidance
  11. Mutual aid toolkit for alcohol and drug misuse treatment

    • Guidance
  12. Treating substance misuse and related harm: turning evidence into practice

    • Guidance

Social return on investment and value for money tools

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.

Specific patient group guidance

Alcohol and drug treatment in prisons and secure settings

Published 20 December 2017