Alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use
Alcohol use disorders: diagnosis, assessment and management of harmful drinking and alcohol dependence
|Publication date:||February 2011|
NICE is developing three pieces of guidance relating to alcohol use disorders over the next two years. Each piece of guidance will focus on a different element of the care pathway, from the prevention and early identification of alcohol use disorders through to the clinical management of acute alcohol withdrawal and alcohol related liver disease and pancreatitis. The third piece of guidance will focus on the management of alcohol dependence and psychological interventions.
Because of the breadth of advice that will be covered and the short timescale in which NICE has to produce final recommendations, it will not be possible for one centre to develop all three pieces of guidance. Therefore, the topics have been allocated as follows:
Part 1 - Public health guidance
Alcohol use disorders in adults and young people: prevention and early identification (published June 2010) - Centre for Public Health Excellence (CPHE) at NICE
Part 2 - Clinical guideline
Alcohol use disorders in adults and young people: clinical management (published June 2010) - National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (NCC-CC)
Part 3 - Clinical guideline
Alcohol use disorders: management of alcohol dependence (publication expected February 2011) - National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCC-MH)
NICE has set up a steering committee to oversee the production of these pieces of guidance. This group, which will include development group members, staff from all three guidance-producing centres and senior NICE staff will identify and act on any gaps or overlaps across the different guidance topics in order to ensure that the final guidance produced is complementary and consistent.
As part of our normal process, NICE will set up independent guidance development groups, who will formulate recommendations. For clinical guidelines, members of the guideline development group (GDG) are multidisciplinary, comprising healthcare professionals, technical experts, and patients and/or carers. For public health programmes, members of the independent programme development group (PDG) are multidisciplinary, comprising healthcare professionals, technical experts, people working directly in public health, managers in the health service and other organisations, researchers and representatives from ‘lay' groups such as charities or patient/carer organisations. As with all of our guidance, NICE ensures that members of the guidance development groups carry a breadth of experience and expertise across a range of settings and specialities so the development of recommendations reflects the broad nature of support required by people affected by alcohol dependence.
This page provides more detail on the Part 3 clinical guideline. Please follow the links above to view details of the other pieces of guidance.
NICE project team
|Centre for clinical practice lead:||Sarah Willett|
|Communications manager:||Paul Cooney|
|Guidelines commissioning manager:||Caroline Keir|
|Guidelines coordinator:||Nick Staples|
|Patient involvement lead:||Sarah Chalmers|
|Implementation lead:||Katie Worrall|
|Guidelines Development Group:||The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.|
|If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scoping workshop:||07 January 2009|
|Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders:||09 Dec 2008 - 20 Jan 2009|
|Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders:||24 June 2010 â?? 19 August 2010|
|Pre-publication check:||25 November 2010 - 16 December 2010|
|Publication date:||February 2011|
This page was last updated: 02 March 2011