Drug misuse & dependence guidelines 2017

Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management – hereafter referred to as the 2017 Clinical Guidelines – are intended primarily for clinicians providing drug treatment for people who misuse or are dependent on drugs. Clinicians in this context are psychiatrists and other doctors, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, keyworkers and other workers providing drug treatment, as well as health and social care professionals who provide limited periods of support for the treatment of drug misuse and dependence (such as during hospitalisations).