Drug misuse and dependency

Guidance and regulation

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  1. Controlled drugs list

    The most commonly encountered drugs currently controlled under the misuse of drugs legislation.

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

    How clinicians should treat people with drug misuse and drug dependence problems.

  3. FRANK: free practical drug advice for adults and children

    These pdf documents contain information on dealing with drug issues, helpful websites, free helplines and community support.

  4. Precursor chemical licensing

    Licence and registration application information for companies that deal in precursor chemicals.

  5. FRANK posters

    Posters from the recent FRANK campaign which are available to order.

  6. NDTMS: reference data

    Document that defines the reference data (text to codal values) to use with the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS) dataset.

  7. Role of nurses in alcohol and drug treatment services

    Guidance for commissioners, providers and clinicians on the roles of nurses in alcohol and drug treatment in England.

  8. Health matters: life course approach to prevention

    Information for NHS and public health professionals focusing on the life course approach which aims to give people fairer life chances.

  9. Parental alcohol and drug use: understanding the problem

    Guidance for local areas to identify problematic parental substance use to help commission services to reduce and prevent harm to children and families.

  10. NDTMS: community alcohol and drug treatment business definitions

    Business definitions for community drug and alcohol misuse treatment providers to input data items onto the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).

  11. NDTMS: outcome monitoring forms and process

    Outcome monitoring forms and guidance on how alcohol and drug treatment outcomes information is collected and how it can be used to improve local services.

  12. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco: commissioning support pack

    Annual guidance on smoking, drinking and drug misuse for commissioners of tobacco control, drug and alcohol services for adults and young people.

  13. Mutual aid toolkit for alcohol and drug misuse treatment

    Evidence and guidance on the benefits of mutual aid in preventing and treating alcohol and drug dependency.

  14. NDTMS: accreditation for software suppliers

    Software suppliers who have participated in the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS) compliance programme and the level of compliance awarded.

  15. Pregabalin and gabapentin: advice for prescribers on the risk of misuse

    Advice for prescribers on the risk of misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin, and suggestions for a balanced and rational use of these medicines.

  16. Preventing drug and alcohol misuse: effective interventions

    A summary of international evidence on effective alcohol and drug misuse prevention interventions and examples of their use in England.

  17. Safeguarding children affected by parental alcohol and drug use

    A guide for local authorities and substance misuse services to help them work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

  18. Fentanyl: safety recommendations for first responders

    Evidence-based recommendations to protect first responders from exposure to fentanyl.

  19. NDTMS: consent and confidentiality guidelines

    Guidelines for drug and alcohol treatment providers on sharing client's information with the National Drug and alcohol Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).

  20. NDTMS: secure setting alcohol and drug treatment business definitions

    Business definitions for secure setting drug and alcohol treatment providers to input data onto the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).