Drug and Alcohol Best Practice and Legislation Resources
As information is ever evolving in the world of drug and alcohol best practice and law we will try and add supportive material to this section. As always this website relies on you bringing things to our attention if incorrect or a new resource is available.
A Guide to the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
UK Drug Watch have put together a guide to the impending implementation of the new Act. This is the newest version of this document ver 1.3 (1.2.16)
UK DrugWatch is an informal online Professional Information Network (PIN). UK DrugWatch was set up in November 2010 by a group of professionals working in the UK drugs sector.
UK Drug Watch have a range of publications you can access through their webpage http://michaellinnell.org.uk/drugwatch.html
You can download the Psychoactive Substances Act guide from here
National Treatment Agency
The NTA is part of Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health. On their website they have lots of information for Healthcare providers and partners. Covering topics like Recovery, NTDMS, Criminal Justice etc. http://www.nta.nhs.uk/who-healthcare
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence are pretty smart cookies. They improve health outcomes with evidence based approaches. Go to their website and search for information on things like psychosocial toolkits, alcohol interventions, clinical management etc. You can download their publications. http://www.nice.org.uk/
The Consortium will help the substance misuse treatment sector to:
- Identify what the treatment workforce needs to promote and sustain better outcomes for service users, their families and communities
- Review and develop initiatives to attract and retain the workforce
- Equip practitioners and managers with the relevant skills