Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list. 

Next review date: TBC

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 treatment of people who are undergoing detoxification for opioid dependence arising from the misuse of illicit drugs.

It was previously called drug misuse – opioid detoxification.

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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