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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse - 00 edition

Community Treatment of Drug Misuse (ISBN10: 0511038992; ISBN13: 9780511038990)
ISBN13: 978-0511038990
ISBN10: 0511038992

Summary: 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 alternat ...show moreive 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.

  • Challenges conventional use of methadone and argues that a broader approach is needed for effective treatment of drug misuse
  • Highly practical approach, addresses the difficulties which actually occur in practice
  • Comprehensively referenced
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Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2000
International: No

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