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National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. [National Treatment Agency (UK)] (2003) Prescribing services for drug misuse. London: National Treatment Agency. 8 p.

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Effective drug treatment involves a spectrum of care – from counselling and detoxification, to prescribed medication and aftercare – depending on the needs of a particular client. Prescribing medication is an important element of many drug treatment programmes. The National Treatment Agency (NTA) established a prescribing expert group to advise the Agency on its approach and work programme on prescribing. The group consists of substance misuse specialists, general practitioners, psychiatrists, nurses and treatment service users. This briefing has been developed by the group and lead authors are identified for each section.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type:AOD disorder drug therapy
Source:National Treatment Agency (UK)
Call No:JQ6.2, UK
Pages:8 p.
Publisher:National Treatment Agency
Corporate Creators:National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Place of Publication:London
Keywords:benzodiazepines, detoxification, drug prescription practices, methadone maintenance, United Kingdom
Accession Number:HRB 1558 (Available)
Subjects:N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy

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