4.10.4.3 Interventions for the reduction of alcohol consumption

Prescribing Notes

  • NICE CG 115 recommends that the first line treatment option in mild alcohol dependence is a psychological intervention
  • Nalmefene is recommended by NICE as an option for reducing alcohol consumption. It is important that prescribers are aware of the prescribing requirements outlined by NICE and that nalmefene is only prescribed in line with these to avoid inappropriate prescribing. Refer to NICE TA325