medical treatment

Drug treatment at the crossroads : what it’s for, where it’s at and how to make it even better

In spring 2008, DrugScope hosted a series of seminars on the future of drug treatment. The Great Debate gathered together DrugScope members, along with other experts and stakeholders with direct experience of drug treatment, representing a range of different views and treatment philosophies.

Epilepsy and later life

Booklet produced as a guide for older people with epilepsy to help them cope better with their condition. It covers topics such as what epilepsy is, its causes and treatment and advice on living safely and well with epilepsy.

A woman's guide to epilepsy

Leaflet whose purpose is to support women with epilepsy by giving them a better understanding of their condition. It offers information and advice on matters which may affect women in their lives such as contraception, family planning, pregnancy and motherhood.

A guide to epilepsy : what you need to know

Leaflet containing general information about epilepsy and its effects such as its symptoms, how it is treated and services and support available to enable epilepsy sufferers to carry out everyday activities such as education and employment.

The Road to Recovery : a new approach to tackling Scotland's drug problem

this strategy sets out a significant programme of reform to tackle Scotland’s drug problem and make a contribution to the Government’s overarching purpose, which is to increase sustainable economic growth. Central to the strategy is a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. Recovery is a process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society.

Advance decision

People who have been diagnosed with dementia, or who are worried that they may develop dementia in the future, are often concerned about how decisions regarding their medical treatment might be made should they lose the ability to decide for themselves. They may fear that life-sustaining or life-prolonging treatments would be provided long after they were able to achieve a level of recovery, length of life or quality of life that the person would at present consider to be acceptable or tolerable.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for acute care closer to home

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement. The guides highlight what is considered to be good practice across community services.

Internet-based drug treatment interventions

This report provides a comprehensive review of the relatively new phenomenon of Internet-based drug treatment interventions (DTI). It presents a sample of Internet-based DTI programmes across Europe and outlines their methodologies, providing a series of screen shots to further demonstrate the websites’ content and to provide an overall impression of the types of online treatment available.

Mental health in the future: what do you think?

Good mental health is fundamental to the well-being and prosperity of England. In the last decade, greater investment and reforms have transformed mental health care, but now we need to go further.

This easy read booklet is a shorter version of New Horizons: Towards a shared vision for mental health. Which will help improve the services for adults with mental health problems better in the future, and help everyone have better mental health.

Exploring the evidence : young people's specialist substance misuse treatment

Report gathering together evidence for effective treatment of substance misuse by young people aged 18 and under and intended for professionals who deliver specialist substance misuse treatment services for young people.