treatment

Young people's specialist substance misuse treatment : needs assessment good practice guidance

Document offering guidance on good practice around identifying the needs of young people requiring specialist substance misuse treatment.

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) aims to increase the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England. This site includes details of the NTA's work programme, as well as publications and guidance for those in the drug treatment sector.

Radio 4 Today programme: debate sharpens on drug treatment

BBC radio programme that looks at drug treatment and explores two approaches - abstinence and management - which are at the heart of the debate among people who work in this area. Home editor, Mark Easton, examines the arguments, while Prof Neil McKeganey, from the Centre for Drug Misuse Research, and Paul Hayes, from the NTA, discuss methadone use.

Relationship between dual diagnosis : substance misuse and dealing with mental health issues (Research briefing 30)

Paper looking at the challenges facing professionals in health and social care in dealing with service users with dual diagnosis, the co-existence of substance misuse and mental health problems.

The 2008 drug strategy: one year on

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.

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.

Drug Treatment at the Crossroads -Briefing

What does the public really think about addiction and its treatment? A report on the findings of a DrugScope/ICM poll.

Naltrexone implants after in-patient treatment for opioid dependence: randomised controlled trial

Naltrexone is a medication which blocks the effects of heroin and other opiate-type drugs. Its considerable potential in helping to prevent post-detoxification relapse has not been realised because patients generally refuse to take it or quickly discontinue.

Protecting our future: Scottish Executive’s Drugs Action Plan

Tackling drug misuse in Scotland is one of the Scottish Executive’s key priorities. The Executive has adopted Tackling Drugs in Scotland: Action in Partnership as the forward drugs strategy for Scotland.

This plan sets out how the Executive will play its part in beating drugs in terms of young people, communities and treatment.

Scottish Executive's annual report on drug misuse

Second annual report which sets out the progress made in 2002 across all 4 pillars of the Executive’s drugs strategy, namely, young people, communities, treatment and availability.