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Models of care for treatment of adult drug misusers: Update 2006

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) is a special health authority within the NHS, established by Government in 2001, to improve the availability, capacity and effectiveness of treatment for drug misuse in England.

Treatment can reduce the harm caused by drug misuse to individuals’ well-being, to public health and to community safety. The Home Office estimates that there are approximately 250,000–300,000 problematic drug misusers in England who require treatment.

The overall purpose of the NTA is to:

  • Double the number of people in effective, well-managed treatment between 1998 and 2008

  • Increase the percentage of those successfully completing or appropriately continuing treatment year-on-year.

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Document purpose

An update of Models of Care for Treatment of Adult Drug Misusers (2002) to provide national guidance on the commissioning and provision of treatment for adult drug misusers

Title Lead authors Publication date Target audience Circulation list Description

Models of Care for Treatment of Adult Drug Misusers: Update 2006 National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse July 2006 Managers, joint commissioners, providers and users of drug treatment services See above Models of Care for Treatment of Adult Drug Misusers: Update 2006, to inform the commissioning and

provision of drug treatment in England

Cross reference

Models of Care for Treatment of Adult Drug Misusers (NTA, 2002) NTA Business Plan 2005/06 (NTA, 2005)

NTA Treatment Effectiveness Strategy Briefing 2005–08 (online at www.nta.nhs.uk) Treating Drug Misuse Problems: Evidence of Effectiveness (NTA, 2006)

Contact details

8th floor, Hercules House, Hercules Road, London SE1 7DU. Tel: 020 7261 8573. Fax: 020 7261 8883 Email: nta.enquiries@nta-nhs.org.uk Website: www.nta.nhs.uk

Gateway/ROCR approval

Gateway clearance number: 6751

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