Do Not Do Recommendation
Benzodiazepines should not be used as ongoing treatment for alcohol dependence.
Do Not Do Recommendation Details
- Benzodiazepines should not be used as ongoing treatment for alcohol dependence.
Source guidance details
- Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use (CG115)
- Published date:
- February 2011
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- Do not use blood tests routinely for the identification and diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.
- Do not offer clomethiazole for community-based assisted withdrawal because of the risk of overdose and misuse.
- Do not use antidepressants (including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors [SSRIs]) routinely for the treatment of alcohol misuse alone.
- Do not use gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) for the treatment of alcohol misuse.