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WHAT IS SUBSTANCE MISUSE?

Substance misuse related issues are common, presenting in up to 15% of primary care consultations, up to 40% of emergency department consultations and up to 80% of prison admissions. As general practitioners are ideally placed to identify people with drug or alcohol problems, they need to be aware of the extent and consequences of these problems to the health of the individual, and the effect on their families and society.

About the Substance Misuse Programme

Meet the Team and learn more about the Substance Misuse Programme

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Education

The Online Foundation Course in Substance Misuse and Substance Misuse and Associated Health Problems Certificate Course

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Opioid Treatment Protocol

Click here for information on becoming a level 1 and level 2 prescriber as well as the MTP audit.

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News, Articles and Events

Click here for the latest news, articles, publications and events relating to Substance Misuse
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions relating to OST Protocol and MTP Audit
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Resources and Useful Links

A list of useful resources and links for patients and healthcare professionals
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