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Detoxing drinkers in a methadone prescribing service

Detoxing drinkers in a methadone prescribing service


Jeff Fernandez
Alcohol Lead Nurse for Primary Care Islington Primary Care Trust

This article examines how patients with drug and alcohol problems can reduce their drinking, with a guide to medication in line with the author’s experiences at a treatment centre in North London

Drug treatment centres recognise alcohol as being an important risk factor in patients’ health. It is something to take into consideration when someone has hepatitis C as it can lead to hepatic cancer, particularly with opiates or methadone.

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