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Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use
|Guidance ID||NICE 'do not do' recommendation||Interventions|
|CG115||Do not use blood tests routinely for the identification and diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.||blood tests|
|CG115||Do not offer clomethiazole for community-based assisted withdrawal because of the risk of overdose and misuse.||clomethiazole|
|CG115||Do not use antidepressants (including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]) routinely for the treatment of alcohol misuse alone.||antidepressants (including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs])|
|CG115||Do not use gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) for the treatment of alcohol misuse.||gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB)|
|CG115||Benzodiazepines should not be used as ongoing treatment for alcohol dependence.||benzodiazepines|
This page was last updated: 12 November 2013