Services Database Supervised Consumption Service (Darlington Area)

Service ID



The aim of this Service is to minimise the possible harmful effects of supply of
substances liable to misuse by both increasing adherence and reducing supplies
leaking into the illicit market.

This Service supports adherence with Drug Misuse and Dependence UK Guidelines
on Clinical Management, published by the Department of Health and Methadone
and Buprenorphine for the Management of Opioid Dependence (TA114) published
by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

1. That there should be well managed models of care pharmacy pathway with
associated counselling and care programmes for substance misusers, aimed
at immediate harm minimisation, with the ultimate goal of recovery wherever
2. That there should be greater involvement of primary care professions, such
as General Practitioners and Community Pharmacists, in the care of more
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stable drug misusers.
3. To ensure that the client takes the correct dose of medication prescribed by
the Clinician.
4. To ensure that medication prescribed is not inappropriately directed onto
the illegal market.

Location of service

County Durham & Darlington LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Service type

Supervised administration

Other organisations involved


Start date:
End date:




Not known.


This service is available in the Darlington area only.