Quality statement 10: Residential rehabilitative treatment

Quality statement

People in drug treatment are given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Rationale

Residential rehabilitative treatment provides a safe environment, a daily structure, multiple interventions and can support recovery in some people with drug use disorders who have not benefitted from other treatment options. For people with drug use disorders to make an informed choice about residential rehabilitative treatment, taking into account personal preferences, it is important they are aware of the NICE eligibility criteria.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people in drug treatment are given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Process: Proportion of people in drug treatment who receive information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator receiving information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Denominator – the number of people in drug treatment.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place for people in drug treatment to be given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Healthcare professionals ensure people in drug treatment are given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

Commissioners ensure they commission services for people in drug treatment to be given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment.

People in drug treatment are given information and advice on the NICE eligibility criteria for residential rehabilitative treatment if they want to stop taking drugs, have other medical or social problems, have completed a detoxification programme and past psychosocial treatment has not been successful.

Source guidance

NICE clinical guideline 51 recommendation 1.5.1.2.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.

Definitions

The eligibility criteria is listed in the NICE clinical guideline 51 which recommends residential treatment may be considered for people who are seeking abstinence and who have significant comorbid physical, mental health or social (for example, housing) problems. The person should be planning to complete a community, residential or inpatient detoxification programme and have not benefited from previous community-based psychosocial treatment.

Residential rehabilitative treatment is defined in the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System dataset as a structured drug treatment setting where residence is a condition of receiving the interventions.

Equality and diversity considerations

Residential rehabilitative treatment should be available for anyone meeting the eligibility criteria. The needs of people with children should be considered so that children are appropriately looked after while their parents enter residential rehabilitative treatment.

All information and advice about residential rehabilitation should be culturally appropriate. It should also be accessible to people with additional needs such as physical, sensory or learning disabilities, and to people who do not speak or read English. People with drug use disorders should have access to an interpreter or advocate if needed.