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Clinical Guidance

The NTA supported the Department of Health and devolved administrations in publishing Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management in September 2007. Commonly called the Orange Book, this replaced the 1999 Clinical Guidelines.

The guidelines reflect some of the considerable changes that have occurred in drug treatment over the past eight years. They also reflect the recent suite of guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). 

Copies of the Clinical Guidelines are available to order via the DH publications orderline 0300 123 1002 or by email, quoting UKCG07. Orders are limited to five copies. 

The NTA has provided a range of documents and activities to support the dissemination and implementation of the Clinical Guidelines and the NICE suite of drug misuse clinical guidance (below), including: 

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