ORGANISATIONS TREATING ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE ARE NOT ON STAKEHOLDER LIST FOR Nice GUIDELINE ON ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
“I was alarmed not to see the many treatment centres specialising in recovery from alcohol dependence NOT represented on the list of stakeholders informing/steering the Management of Alcohol Dependence guidelines from the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence,” reports Addiction Today editor Deirdre Boyd.
The Addiction Recovery Foundation charity has re-registered as a stakeholder, offering a clinical, research and experiential knowledge base built since 1989.
In October last year, the Department of Health formally requested Nice to “prepare a clinical guideline on the Management of alcohol dependence, including the management of alcohol-related brain damage”. To ensure best practice for patients who desperately need care, addiction-treatment organisations can read details here.
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RELATED GUIDELINES IN PROGRESS
The DoH also tasked Nice to produce “combined health and clinical guidance on Management of alcohol use disorders in adults and adolescents”. Click here for details.
Of related interest, given its large overlap with ‘medicating’ through addictive use of substances and its role in relapse, are guidelines on Depression. Click here for details.
For similar reasons, also of interest are the Nice guidelines on Personality disorders – borderline, due in December this year. The consultation on the draft guideline with stakeholders will start in June 2008. Read more here.
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