NICE Publish Alcohol Guidelines


The Alcohol-use disorders: preventing the development of hazardous and harmful drinking guidance provides detailed recommendations for those working in The NHS and third sector in the prevention and early identification of alcohol-use disorders among adults and adolescents.

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and clinical management of alcohol-related physical complications provides clinical guidelines for a range of conditions including Wernicke's encephalopathy, acute withdrawal, liver disease and pancreatitis.

Further guidance from NICE on alcohol dependence and harmful alcohol use is due to publish in February 2011.

The guidelines and summary documents along with additional information and a training package can be both be accessed via the Alcohol Harm Policy and Guidance section of the website or below: