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National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. [National Treatment Agency (UK)] (2010) Commissioning for recovery: Drug treatment, reintegration and recovery in the community and prisons: a guide for drug partnerships. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. 20 p.

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This document provides an essential guide to outcome-based commissioning for UK drug treatment, recovery and reintegration. The document recognises the need for a broad perspective in relation to outcomes of modern, recovery oriented drug treatment systems, covering both community and prison settings, and was designed to assist local drugs partnerships to clearly specify the required quality and outcomes of their treatment systems, facilitate continuous improvement in service redesign and to better meet the needs of the local population.

What is the document about?
• Outcome-based commissioning for the drug treatment, reintegration and recovery system in drug partnership areas for problem drug users. This is based on the four domains measured through the Treatment Outcomes Profile (TOP) with the desired goal of achieving reductions in drug use and ultimately abstinence in those who can achieve this, reduced offending behaviour, an improvement in general health and reintegration with education, training, employment, housing and other services.

• This document draws significantly on the 11 competences required of commissioners under the World Class Commissioning approach which is compatible with the commissioning principles that apply to drug partnerships whether administered in a health or a local authority setting. This approach recognises the need for a broad outcomes perspective. This document supports the development of a modern, evidence and recovery-based drug treatment system covering community and prison settings that needs to be delivered in the context of mainstream health reforms which are in keeping with the personalisation agenda and the vision set out in ‘High Quality Care for All’.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, AOD disorder
Source:National Treatment Agency (UK)
Date:2010
Pages:20 p.
Publisher:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Corporate Creators:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Prison-based health service
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community development
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social acceptance
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment > Needs assessment > Community needs assessment
T Demographic characteristics > Prison Inmate (prisoner)
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol recovery
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment > Needs assessment
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Programme planning, implementation, and evaluation > Programme planning (strategy)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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