[PDF] BAP updated guidelines: evidence-based guidelines for the pharmacological management of substance abuse, harmful use, addiction and comorbidity: recommendations from BAP

Source:
British Association for Psychopharmacology - BAP
Publisher:
British Association for Psychopharmacology
Publication date:
28 May 2012

Abstract

These guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse, harmful use, addiction and comorbidity with psychiatric disorders primarily focus on their pharmacological management. They are based explicitly on the available evidence and presented as recommendations to aid clinical decision making for practitioners alongside a detailed review of the evidence.

They cover the pharmacological management of withdrawal, short- and long-term substitution, maintenance of abstinence and prevention of complications, where appropriate, for substance abuse or harmful use or addiction as well as management in pregnancy, comorbidity with psychiatric disorders and in younger and older people.