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Publication date: 17 December 2019
The 2011 specialist withdrawal management guidelines have recently been updated to reflect current best practice and to provide guidance for safe substance withdrawal management in a range of settings, including prisons and public hospitals. The guidelines provide clear guidance for specialist assessment and management of acute substance withdrawal.
The 2019 Substance withdrawal management: Guidelines for medical and nursing practitioners includes specific guidance on synthetic cannabinoid withdrawal management, recognising the need to inform how medical and nursing practitioners respond to new and emerging issues, and how to support people in unplanned alcohol withdrawal.