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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse: More than Methadone

byNicholas Seivewright


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In recent years, methadone has been the treatment of choice for 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. Coverage places emphasis on social factors in drug misuse and dependency, and the consequent treatment issues and practical difficulties. Illustrative case studies are featured throughout the text. 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.
Title:Community Treatment of Drug Misuse: More than MethadoneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:259 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521590914

ISBN - 13:9780521590914


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.

Editorial Reviews

"In this excellent book Dr. Seivewrigth reviews the current state of community treatment of drug misuse...I strongly recommend this book, both to the experienced drug worker, as a thought provoking and challenging book which should inform their practices, and also to less experienced practitioners, as a general introduction to the field." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry