Information for the public
Information from NICE about drug use disorders
The full quality standard for drug use disorders, written for healthcare professionals, is available from http://guidance.nice.org.uk/QS23.
NICE also produces guidance (advice) for the NHS in England and Wales about preventing, diagnosing and treating medical conditions, based on the best available evidence.
NICE has produced guidance on drug use disorders, available from http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG51, http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG52 and http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH52. The guidance was used, along with other sources of information, to develop this quality standard.
Information for patients and carers about the care and treatment recommended in the NICE guidance on drug use disorders is available from http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG51/publicinfo. It is written to help patients, their families and carers to understand the care and treatment options that should be available in the NHS.