Often called the Orange Book this guidance is about how clinicians should treat people with drug misuse and drug dependence problems.

The 2017 version offers new guidelines on:

- prison-based treatment
- new psychoactive substances and club drugs
- mental health co-morbidity
- misuse of prescribed and over-the-counter medicines
- stopping smoking
- preventing drug-related deaths, including naloxone provision

The new guidelines have a holistic approach to the interventions that can support recovery.

More information: 

An unofficial (and very helpful) listing of all the incarnations of the Orange Book is available here