An evaluation of detoxification regimens to inform practice
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An evaluation of detoxification regimens to inform practice

Jeff Fernandez Nurse consultant, Primary Care Alcohol and Drugs Service, Islington

Jeff Fernandez describes a study into the work of an alcohol primary care team

In the past two years there has been a drive to increase the role of detoxification in substance misuse services, using a recovery-led model. There has also been a move towards increased community prescribed detoxification regimens, with primary care playing a leading role. This article evaluates the alcohol detoxification service being offered in Islington, London and discusses the lessons learned.

Primary Health Care. 23, 1,22-24. doi: 10.7748/phc2013.02.23.1.22.e694

Correspondence

jfernandez@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 20 December 2011

Accepted: 20 March 2012