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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse: More than Methadone
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Community Treatment of Drug Misuse: More than Methadone (Hardback)

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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.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatryMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineTherapy & therapeuticsAddiction & therapyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesIllness & addiction: social aspectsDrug & substance abuse: social aspects Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 04/11/1999 ISBN-13: 9780521590914  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Nicholas Seivewright is Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, Sheffield and Nottinghamshire NHS Trusts, UK.

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