Links to Non-PCFT Policies, Guidelines and Information

Drug and Alcohol Findings - Matrices
Launched on 2013, the matrices are portals to the most important research and guidance for British treatment services and for practitioners, managers, and commissioners. Use them to train staff, for professional development, or just to re-experience the revelations made by the seminal and key studies of the past 50+ years. Familiarity with this research and guidance can be seen as a quality indicator, demonstrating that your staff and service are aware of the evidential foundations of their work.
Drug Matrix
Alcohol Matrix

Department of Health

 Drug misuse and dependence -
 UK guidelines on clinical management - 2007
 A summary of the health harms of drugs -
 Report - 2011

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
 Guidance for the use of substitute prescribing in the treatment of opioid dependence in primary care - 2011

Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP)
Guidance Documents


Policy Documents
 The Road to Recovery - A New Approach to  Tackling Scotland's Drug Problem - 2008
 Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol - A Framework for Action
 Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol - Progress Report - 2012
Updated guidelines for the pharmacological management of substance abuse - May 2012
 First Year Report to Minister - 2011 - Scottish Drugs Strategy Delivery Commission (DSDC)
The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Virus Framework - 2011/2015 - Scottish Government webpage - Updated June 2014


Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Management of Hepatitis C - Guideline 133 - 2013

Child Welfare
Getting it Right for Children and Families Affected by Parental Problem
Alcohol and Drug Use
- CAPSM Guidelines 2013
NHS Lothian Child Protection - NHS Internet - Updated 2014
Edinburgh Council GIRFEC

Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs)
Health Scotland - Professional Pack - 2011
Health Scotland - A&E Pack - 2012
Health Scotland - Antenatal Pack - 2014
Health Scotland - A Competency Framework - 2010
Health Scotland - ABI eLearning - Training for Practitioners
Public Health Information for Scotland (ScotPHO) -  ABIs Scotland - 2014

Links to Organisations

British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP)
Alcohol Focus Scotland
Drug Misuse Information Scotland (DMIS) - 2012 - Website no longer updated
European Monitoring Centre Drugs and Drug Addiction (ECMDDA)
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Guidelines on Drug and Alcohol Misuse
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA)
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF)
Skills Consortium - Skills Hub with Resources on Substance Misuse Treatment

Last Reviewed: 04/03/2015