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.e694Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 20 December 2011
Accepted: 20 March 2012