4.10.1 Alcohol dependence

NICE CG100: Alcohol misuse disorders 

Diazapam or Oxazepam may be considered as alternatives

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Nalmefene in conjunction with psychosocial support is available for dependent drinkers who do not need immediate detoxification. Patients should be referred to the STAR service (East Sussex Drug and Alcohol service) who will assess for suitability, prescribe nalmefene where appropriate and provide psychosocial support.

All prescribing will remain with the STAR service. Nalmefene should not be prescribed in primary care

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  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status