Clinical Management of Alcohol-Use Disorders in Community

This policy sets out the standards and procedures that all staff working within Devon Drug Service and Devon Partnership NHS Trust Tier 3 Alcohol Service must adhere to in order to ensure the provision of safe, timely and personalised care in an appropriate setting for individuals accessing this service. The intention of the policy is to support staff and ensure that the correct processes are followed prior to the initiation of a prescribing intervention. This document should be read alongside the Trust Prescribing Guideline (PG19) on the Pharmacological Management of Acute Withdrawal and Relapse Prevention in Alcohol-Use Disorders in Community. The policy reflects current legislation, best practice recommendations and professional codes for registered practitioners.