Mental health

Psychosocial support for the management of psychostimulant use disorders

Question 5: Is psychosocial support effective for the management of psychostimulant use disorders in non-specialist settings?

Management of substance abuse

  • Population: adults and young people with psychostimulant use disorders
  • Interventions: psychosocial and case management
  • Comparison: basic supportive counseling or treatment as usual
  • Outcomes:
    • drug use
    • abstinence.

Recommendation(s)

Brief interventions, based on motivational principles, may be offered for the treatment of psychostimulant use disorders in non-specialist settings.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Individuals with psychostimulant use disorders who do not respond to short duration psychological support may be referred for treatment in a specialist setting, when available.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

Evidence profile

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