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Blood borne viruses (BBV) testing and vaccination

Testing/screening for blood-borne virus infections such as hepatitis C, HIV and hepatitis B, vaccinating against hepatitis B, and referral to relevant treatment services if appropriate.

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Contingency management - attendance

Contingency management promotes engagement with services by incentivising service users’ treatment attendance.

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Counselling (registered/accredited)

Counselling by a registered and accredited counsellor, exploring any difficulties, distress, dissatisfaction, or loss of a sense of direction experienced by a service user.

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Family support

Family support is a collection of therapeutic approaches aimed at supporting the family and friends of service users.

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Injectable opioid treatment (IOT)

The prescribing of injectable opioids – most commonly injectable diamorphine or methadone – as substitute treatment for opiate (usually heroin) dependency.

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Inpatient assessment and stabilisation

High level medical assessment of severe or complex substance use, mental health, physical health and social problems, and titration and stabilisation on opioid substitute therapy.

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Keywork interventions in (phase 1) Engagement

Interventions focussed on: building the therapeutic relationship; engagement with the care-planning process; building motivation for change and setting initial treatment goals.

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Keyworking

Care planning and case management activities to determine and monitor appropriate interventions, and maintain recovery momentum and safety in treatment.

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Medically assisted recovery

Covers a broad range of medical interventions that may treat or ameliorate drug dependence and associated problems.

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Motivational enhancement therapy

Motivational enhancement therapy may be used to improve patient engagement in, and adherence to, drug treatment.

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Motivational interviewing

A set of therapeutic principles and techniques for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence

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Mutual aid

Peer groups (most commonly 12-Step) in which members are both recipients and providers of support to achieve common goals.

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Opioid substitute treatment (OST)

The prescribing of opioid substitute medication to dependent heroin and other opiate-users as part of a package of treatment interventions including psychosocial.

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Specific physical health interventions

This involves managing specific physical health problems, these commonly include hepatitis C, wound care.

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