Summary of NICE guidance for Alcohol-use disorders

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 28, March 2011 includes one topic; Alcohol-use disorders (CG115). Sections covered include: identification and assessment, psychological interventions, pharmacological treatment (acamprosate, naltrexone, disulfiram, benzodiazepines) and prescribing advice.