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Drug Misuse

Psychosocial Interventions

NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 51


Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; .
ISBN-13: 978-1-85433-468-8


This guideline has been developed to advise on psychosocial interventions for drug misuse. The guideline recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, service users, a carer and guideline methodologists after careful consideration of the best available evidence. It is intended that the guideline will be useful to clinicians and service commissioners in providing and planning high-quality care for people who misuse drugs while also emphasising the importance of the experience of care for people who misuse drugs and their carers.

Although the evidence base is rapidly expanding, there are a number of major gaps, and future revisions of this guideline will incorporate new scientific evidence as it develops. The guideline makes a number of research recommendations specifically to address gaps in the evidence base. In the meantime, it is hoped that the guideline will assist clinicians, people who misuse drugs and their carers by identifying the merits of particular treatment approaches where the evidence from research and clinical experience exists.


Acknowledgements: The Guideline Development Group for Drug Misuse: Psychosocial Interventions and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health review team would like to thank the following people: Editorial assistance: Emma Brown

The views presented in this book do not necessarily reflect those of the British Psychological Society, and the publishers are not responsible for any error of omission or fact. The British Psychological Society is a registered charity (no. 229642).

Copyright © 2008, The British Psychological Society & The Royal College of Psychiatrists.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Enquiries in this regard should be directed to the British Psychological Society.

Bookshelf ID: NBK53227PMID: 21834194


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