Course reference materials

A selection of factsheets and useful resources to help provide a comprehensive overview relating to key areas in substance misuse management, thus enhancing your learning.

A series of factsheets for primary and community care practictioners

  • RCGP Factsheet 1 - Prescription and over-the-counter medicines misuse and dependence.
    RCGP Factsheet 2 - Steps to avoid misuse of and dependence on prescription-only and over-the-counter medicines.
    RCGP Factsheet 3 - How are patients who are misusing or dependent on prescription-only or over-the-counter medicines identified?
    RCGP Factsheet 4 - How are the patients who misuse and/or become dependent on prescription-only or over-the-counter medicines treated?

Drug Misuse and Dependence - UK Guidelines on Clinical Management

Resources for Community Settings

  • Changing Lives Report NPS Impact Mental Health
    Coexisting Severe Mental Illness And Substance Misuse Community Health And Social Care Services
    Drug Related Deaths Summit
    Drugscope Substance Misuse In Older People Report
    NEPTUNE Guidance March 2015
    Non-medical prescribing in the Management of Substance Misuse
    Pain Management In Those With Addiction
    PHE Understanding Preventing Drds
    Spectrum and Camurus Development of an Injectable Buprenorphine Toolkit Executive Summary

Resources for Secure Environments

  • Drug Related Deaths Summit
    NEPTUNE Guidance March 2015
    Pain Management In Those With Addiction
    PHE Managing Persistent Pain Doc
    Phe Nps Toolkit Update Final Dec 15
    Social Justice Drugs In Prison
    Spectrum and Camurus Development of an Injectable Buprenorphine Toolkit Executive Summary

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