Health written question – answered on 7th April 2010.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 57W, on drugs: rehabilitation, what medications are used as pharmacological treatments for drug dependency; and what drug dependency each is designed to treat.
Pharmacological interventions are interventions that include prescribing for detoxification, stabilisation, maintenance and symptomatic relief of substance misuse as well as prescribing of medications to prevent relapse.
They are prescribed on an individual basis in conjunction with provision of a range of psychosocial interventions as agreed between treatment provider and an individual in their treatment care plan.
Recommended prescribing practices are outlined in "Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management" (Department of Health 2007) and are supported by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisals. A copy has already been placed in the Library. "Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management" (Department of Health 2007) also summarises the current NICE guidance on drug treatments for drug dependence.
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