CP27 Care and management of intoxicated service users - including management of risks associated with drug and alcohol use in inpatient settings

Clinical Practice (Policies)
Issue No

Target Audience

All staff, service users and visitors in inpatient settings.


To provide safe care and treatment for intoxicated patients. To provide a framework by which a service user’s alcohol and illicit substance use can be managed to optimise health and reduce harm. To describe the Trusts risk management approach to use of drugs and or alcohol in inpatient settings.


Lead Executive
Chief Operating Officer

Document Author
Modern Matron, AOPMH, North West Division 01244 364216
Service Manager, West/Wirral Alcohol Service
0151 647 4999
Service Manager, West Cheshire Drug Service
01244 344999
Risk Manager
01244 364198

Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

30 April 2008

Approval Meeting

Clinical Standards Sub Committee


CP27 Issue 1 Care and management of intoxicated service user.pdf

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