4.10 Medications used in substance use disorders

Substitute Prescribing is a highly specialised service and treatment should only be initiated by those who have the appropriate training and expertise. National and local protocols/ guidelines should be used when providing this service.  It is good practice to involve Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) services / Addiction Services.

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Notes on the most commonly used drugs for ongoing substitute prescribing treatment are included for information purposes only. Detailed prescribing guidance is outside the scope of the NI Formulary