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End of life and palliative care of patients with drug and alcohol addiction

Mental Health Practice

evidence & practice

This literature review attempted to identify current knowledge of the end of life care needs of patients with drug and alcohol addiction, particularly in the UK, and...

A review of Care Quality Commission criticisms of English community substance misuse treatment

06 February 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitors, inspects and regulates health and social care services in England to ensure they meet fundamental quality and safety...

Non-medical prescribing by specialist addictions nurses

07 November 2012

Mental Health Practice


Aim To explore nurse prescribers’ approaches to providing medication for users of addiction services and the opportunities for this in the NHS. Method A telephone...

Contraception needs of women attending drug and alcohol treatment centres

12 March 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Although women using drug and alcohol services are at higher risk of unplanned pregnancies and poorer pregnancy outcomes than women in the general population, they...

Non-medical prescribers in substance misuse services in England and Scotland: a mapping exercise

09 June 2014

Mental Health Practice

Arts & science

Aims To locate all non-medical prescribers working in substance misuse services in England and Scotland. To record each one’s profession, employment sector, work...

Preventing long-term brain damage in alcohol-dependent patients

09 January 2013

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

An inadequate supply of thiamine (vitamin Bx) to the brain can result in Wernicke’s encephalopathy, which is an acute neuropsychiatric disorder. This article...