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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse

More than Methadone

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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse: More than Methadone by Nicholas Seivewright
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Treatment for drug misuse has been dominated in recent years by the use of methadone as a substitution agent in heroin dependency. This approach has had considerable success, but as a result other treatment options have been neglected. This book draws on the author's direct clinical experience and makes use of international research findings to provide a comprehensive and detailed guide to service provision and treatment for drug misuse, including methadone and alternative opiate substitutes, detoxification methods, naltrexone and relapse prevention, and possible approaches with non-opiate users. There is a particular emphasis on social factors in drug misuse and dependency, and the consequent treatment issues and practical difficulties, and case studies are used throughout. Combining a highly practical approach with a strong research base, this book will be an essential resource for psychiatrists and other professionals involved in the management of drug misuse.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Community treatment in context; Part I. Treatments: 1. Methadone maintenance: a medical treatment for social reasons? 2. More than methadone: the case for other substitute drugs; 3. Achieving detoxification and abstinence; 4. Treatment of non-opiate misuse; Part II. Providing Clinical Services: 5. Community drug services; 6. Treatment of drug misuse in primary care; 7. Balancing security and accessibility; 8. Dual diagnosis - drug misuse and psychiatric disorder; Epilogue: Future directions; Glossary; Appendix 1: Protocols for quick detoxification from heroin; Appendix 2: Opioid equivalent dosages.

Author Biography

Nicholas Seivewright is Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, Sheffield and Nottinghamshire NHS Trusts, UK.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 b/w illus. 20 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
260
Dimensions
152x228x23
ISBN-13
9780521665629
Product ID
1831439

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