Review decision date: June 2011

Review decision: 

This guideline should not be updated at this time. For further information, please refer to the surveillance review decision.

This guideline will shortly be checked to see if it needs updating, please register as a stakeholder to be informed about the decision.

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Next review date: May 2016

NICE has produced two guidelines on drug misuse – drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions (NICE guideline CG51) and drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification (NICE guideline CG52). They cover: 

  • the support and treatment people can expect to be offered if they have a problem with or are dependent on opioids, stimulants or cannabis
  • how families and carers may be able to support a person with a drug problem and get help for themselves.

This guideline makes recommendations for the use of psychosocial interventions in the treatment of people who misuse opioids, stimulants and cannabis in the healthcare and criminal justice systems.

It was previously called drug misuse – psychosocial interventions.

NICE has produced joint information for the public that covers both guidelines, as well as tools to help organisations implement this guidance – these have been integrated with tools for other NICE guidance on drug misuse.

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