Andrew McPherson, Glasgow Addiction Service, UK
George Benson, Glasgow Addiction Service, UK
The Glasgow acute addiction liaison nurse service provides a unique service to patients with alcohol and drug issues who are admitted to general hospitals in the Glasgow City area. It offers guidance on withdrawal management, educates patients and staff and provides a facility to refer to appropriate community services. Since its foundation in 2005, patient referrals have increased by more than 3,000. Additionally, it has taken on a greater educational role and is more involved in research and evaluation.
Addiction; Drugs; Alcohol; Nursing; General hospital; Hospital liaison.
Drugs and Alcohol Today
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