§ Ms Blears
The recently published models of care document, which has the status of a national service framework for substance misuse, defines treatment for heroin users as follows:
Drug treatment needs to be comprehensive and multifaceted. Local specialist substance misuse treatment systems need to include a range of interventions, including advice and information, harm reduction, structured programmes of psychological therapies in conjunction with substitute prescribing where appropriate and residential provision. There should be a range of interventions and a range of treatment philosophies.